Not In Our Town Princeton

Who Gets To Dance In ‘Swan Lake’? The Answer Is Changing

“Something rare is happening in the world of ballet: At the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., two African-American dancers will be the leads in The Washington Ballet’s production of Swan Lake: Misty Copeland, soloist with American Ballet Theatre, will dance the dual role of Odette and Odile, while Brooklyn Mack of The Washington Ballet will dance Prince Siegfried.”  Listen to the NPR story about the challenges faced by these two stars of the ballet to fulfill their dreams.

Police Officers Debate Effectiveness Of Anti-Bias Training

“Police departments around the country are instituting anti-bias training for their officers. The Justice Department encourages it, but for many cops the training doesn’t seem effective or necessary.”  Listen to the NPR segment discussing this issue.  Not in Our Town’s May Continuing Conversations meeting will focus on bias.

Continuing Conversations on Race and White Privilege, Monday, April 6, 2015

Please join us for this invigorating continuing conversation exploring the challenges and opportunities of having friendships and love relationships with people of races different than our own. Some questions to consider: When is the last time you had a social outing with a friend of a different race?  Do you have any real friends of a different race?  What contributes to or prevents us from having close relationships with folks of races different than ourselves? Joyce Trotman-Jordan, Simona Brickers, Adele Batchelder, Nayan Trivedi, and Roberto Schiraldi will initiate the discussion with a fish bowl circle, and then open it to the larger group.

Take a look at the related article “The politics of being friends with white people.”

Monday, April 6, 7:00 pm, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ

Continuing Conversations on Race and White Privilege, Monday, April 6, 2015

Please join us for this invigorating continuing conversation exploring the challenges and opportunities of having friendships and love relationships with people of races different than our own. Some questions to consider: When is the last time you had a social outing with a friend of a different race?  Do you have any real friends of a different race?  What contributes to or prevents us from having close relationships with folks of races different than ourselves? Joyce Trotman-Jordan, Simona Brickers, Adele Batchelder, Nayan Trivedi, and Roberto Schiraldi will initiate the discussion with a fish bowl circle, and then open it to the larger group.

Take a look at the related article “The politics of being friends with white people.”

Monday, April 6, 7:00 pm, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ

Princeton High School senior is this year’s winner of Princeton University’s Prize in Race Relations

Tatianna Sims’ documentary about the hurdles minorities face daily earned her this year’s Princeton University’s Prize in Race Relations.

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