Sojourner Truth: “Ain’t I a Woman?” – Saturday, February 14, 2 p.m. The library celebrates Black History month with a performance by scientist and teacher Dr. Nelson Daisy Century, as Sojourner Truth, a former slave who became a celebrated preacher, abolitionist, nurse, recruiter for the Union Army, and proponent of women’s rights. The program is funded by Horizons Speakers Bureau of the NJ Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
ADDRESS: PLAINSBORO PUBLIC LIBRARY, 9 VAN DOREN ST., Plainsboro, NJ 08536, 609-275-2897
Just in time for Black History Month 2015, Not in Our Town Princeton is pleased to add a more robust calendar function to our website. Please see the Event Calendar tab at the top of this page for information about upcoming events that may be of interest to those seeking to build a more inclusive and racially just community.
If you know of an event that you think should be included here, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with event details and we’ll try to include it.
On Tuesday, February 10 at 6pm at the Carl Lewis Center (Princeton University, Olden Avenue at Prospect) Ilyasah Shabazz will talk about what it was like to grow up in the shadow of her father, Malcolm X, a human rights activist who was assassinated when she was just two years old. In this lecture, Ms. Shabazz will also discuss the media’s representation of her father. In the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting, and the death of Tamir Rice and Eric Garner, Ms. Shabazz will offer some suggestions on where we go from here.
The monthly newspaper, Princeton Echo , featured Not in Our Town in a lengthy article entitled “A Community Unites Against Racism.” Six members of NIOT Princeton wrote about our group’s history — how it began — and its mission.
The same issue had an article about how Albert Einstein advocated for African Americans.
The current (February) issue has an article about CHOOSE, a website created by Princeton High School students “as an outlet for people from every walk of life to share both positive and negative experiences regarding race on a local level.”
The conversation continues…
The photo by Suzette J. Lucas pictures Antwuan Richardson and Derick Harris, boh students at Princeton Theological Seminary, participating in a December 8 protest.