The conference, Black Feminisms across the Americas, will take place on the Princeton University campus on Thursday, March 14, 2019: Panel discussion 1:45-4:15 pm in 399 Julis Rabinowitz Building. Symposium panelists: Carolyn Rouse, Imani Perry, Aisha Beliso-De Jesũs, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Tianna Paschel, Débora Diniz, Djamila Ribeiro, Mônica Benício. Dr. Angela Davis will speak at 5:00-7:00 pm in McCosh 50.
Based on the true story of Paul Robeson’s visit to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War comes this recollection of his courage and activism by his granddaughter, Susan Robeson. Labyrinth Books Princeton, Princeton Public Library, and the Paul Robeson House invite you out for a special event at Labyrinth (122 Nassau St, Princeton), from 1 PM – 2:30 PM.
The story goes something like this: Grandpa Paul was a world-famous actor and singer, a man of peace and principle who worried about the safety of children and families living in countries at war. He wanted to use his voice to promote social justice all over the world. Though people warned Grandpa Paul that it was too dangerous, he traveled to the battlefields of the Spanish Civil War to sing to the soldiers. And while he sang, there was peace….
With gorgeous illustrations from the award-winning fine artist Rod Brown, “Grandpa Stops a War: A Paul Robeson Story” (Seven Stories Press) beautifully celebrates Paul Robeson’s global activism and towering achievements, and shows readers the power of music in times of discord and war.
The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice is presenting a special screening of Brother Outsider: the Life of Bayard Rustin followed by intimate conversation between his partner Walter Naegle & Chief Activist Robt Seda-Schreiber at BRCSJ HQ, 21 Wiggins St. in Princeton, on Sunday 17 March @ 1PM for a wonderful film, inspirational talk, & delightful refreshments, all in fabulous birthday celebration of our hero Bayard Rustin!
Admission is free but please consider a donation at the door.
Five years after Ta-nehisi Coates wrote the same-titled article for the Atlantic, David Brooks concedes his point. Identifying several ways in which American slavery can be regarded as sinful and unique, he says, “Slavery doesn’t merely cause pain and suffering to the slave. It is a corruption that infects the whole society. It is a collective debt that will have to be paid. . . . From these thoughts we can appreciate the truth that while there have been many types of discrimination in our history, the African-American (and the Native American) experiences are unique and different. Theirs are not immigrant experiences but involve a moral injury that simply isn’t there for other groups.” To read his full column, click here.