On Saturday, November 10 at noon at the Trenton YMCA (431 Pennington Ave, Trenton), as part of its “Trenton Future Series,” Capital City Area Black Caucus (CCABC) will present a Community Panel including:
former Trenton Mayor Doug Palmer, NJ Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, Trenton businessman Tracey Syphax, Mercer County Freeholder Sam Frisby, former Trenton City Clerk Cordelia Staton, NJ African American Chamber President John Harmon, Police-Community Relations Chair Ophelia Adderly, Trenton City Council Member Jerrell Blakely, Pastor Wayne Griffith, and former Trenton City Councilwoman Annette Lartique.
Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Ticket. The link is: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3741165
McCarter Theatre Center (91 University Place, Princeton NJ) invites any and all people from surrounding communities to join in a participatory community reading of Greensboro: A Requiem on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm. This documentary play was written in 1996 by McCarter Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann and was inspired by the killings of five anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstrators in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1979. The play—crafted entirely from verbatim interview material, courtroom transcripts, and personal reminiscences of the people involved—examines historical, yet timely, issues of social justice, white supremacy, hate speech, and racially motivated violence.
The reading will be followed by a group discussion of the experience of the play in relation to contemporary concerns and events.
Community play readings are interactive, round-robin format readings in which everyone gets a chance to read aloud. No experience or preparation is necessary at all.
RSVP online at the link below. McCarter community play reading events are free and open to the public. Copies of the play will be provided at the event.
Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, a current exhibit at the New York Historical Society Museum and Library, explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements as the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. By 1868, all persons born in the United States were citizens and equal under the law. But efforts to create an interracial democracy were contested from the start. A harsh backlash ensued, ushering in a half century of the “separate but equal” age of Jim Crow.
This coming Monday, November 5 at 7:00pm, as a part of our Continuing Conversations on Race and White Privilege, we will be seeing a special presentation on this important topic by NY Historical Society docent Jordan Wouk. Please join us in the Princeton Public Library’s Community Room.