Community Night Out was a success, by all accounts. The Community Pool was packed and “Dunk a Cop” vied with the climbing wall for “Most Popular.”
But the Not in Our Town table was popular as well. We gave out about 250 bracelets of different colors with an inspirational word, such as Courage, Hope, Faith, Strength, and Love. We used the wheel from Princeton United Methodist Church, labeled with those colors — “step right up and spin the wheel” and gave out the color of bracelet that luck landed on. With the bracelets went one of our new bookmarks and, sometimes, a yellow handout with more info about Not in Our Town, plus a handout for Cornerstone Community Kitchen, the free meal for all on Wednesdays.
Suggestions for next year? More photos?
Photo of Larry Spruill and Barbara Fox by Lynn Irving.
DORA CHARLES and Idella Parker, two black Southern cooks, were born nearly a half century apart and likely never met. But if they did, they would be soul sisters. . .
What Idella Parker might not understand is how conditions could have changed so little since she left the kitchen of her generation’s Paula Deen, the author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, in 1950. Ms. Charles’s and Ms. Deen’s conflicting accounts about their relationship loudly echo the experiences of generations of African-American cooks and their white employers.
Read more of Rebecca Sharpless’ article in the New York Times, Soul Sisters in the Kitchen.
This is the press release about a book about affordable housing, which is one of NIOT Princeton’s continuing concerns. Three of the five authors are based at Princeton University.
Douglas S. Massey is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University and director of its Office of Population Research. Elizabeth Derickson is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Princeton University. David N. Kinsey is lecturer of public and international affairs at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School and a partner in the planning consulting firm Kinsey & Hand.
Climbing Mount Laurel:
The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb
Douglas S. Massey, Len Albright, Rebecca Casciano, Elizabeth Derickson & David N. Kinsey
To read the entire book description or a sample chapter, please visit: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10024.html
Under the New Jersey State Constitution as interpreted by the State Supreme Court in 1975 and 1983, municipalities are required to use their zoning authority to create realistic opportunities for a fair share of affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households. Mount Laurel was the town at the center of the court decisions. As a result, Mount Laurel has become synonymous with the debate over affordable housing policy designed to create economically integrated communities. Climbing Mount Laurel undertakes a systematic evaluation of the Ethel Lawrence Homes–a housing development produced as a result of the Mount Laurel decision.
Cloth | $35.00 / £24.95 | ISBN: 9780691157290
eBook edition available
Everybody into the pool on Tuesday, August 6, 5 to 8 p.m. when Princeton stages Community Night Out. Not In out Town will have a table there, so look for us!
In addition to the opportunity to swim, there will be a 24-foot-high rock wall, a Dunk-a-Cop dunk tank. an inflatable Party 5 in 1 Combo, and a World Sports Games interactive combo.
It’s free, so if you haven’t tried out the community pool, now is your chance.
A guest post by Greatly.
It has almost been a week since the verdict was returned in the Trayvon Martin case. I am feeling somewhat better and certainly now able to speak coherently about my feelings. I got the verdict from a friend who sent me a text, my television was turned off and remained that way for a few days afterwards.