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Coalition for Peace Action Conference, Sunday, November 8, 2015, 1:30-5:00 PM

Black Lives Matter, Climate Crisis, Drone Warfare, Mass Incarceration and
Militarization of the Police!

Join Coalition for Peace Action’s
36th Annual Conference for Peace for these discussions on
“New Horizons for Peacemaking and Equality”

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Sunday, November 8
1:30-5:00 PM

Nassau Presbyterian Church
61 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ (across from Palmer Square)

Confirmed speakers (in the order pictured above):
~The Rev. Dr. Susan Thistlethwaite, Chicago Theological Seminary, Pioneer in the innovative Just Peacemaking Theology
~Congressman Alan Grayson, US Representative (D-Florida’s 9th District)
~Jacqui Patterson,
Director of the NAACP Environmental Climate Justice Program
~
Dr. Vincent Intondi, Professor & Author of “African Americans Against the Bomb”
~
J. Jondhi Harrell, Founder/Executive Director of The Center for Returning Citizens

Students are FREE, but registration is required!
(There is a small registration fee for non-students)

Please visit: www.peacecoalition.org for more information and/or to Register
or Contact us at:
avega@peacecoalition.org or 609-924-5022

 

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Continuing Conversations: Counterproductive Behaviors of Well-Intentioned People, Monday, November 2, 2015, 7 pm.

Well-intentioned people make mistakes, lots of them.  Mistakes must be expected as our discussions explore the  often unspoken topics about race.  Becoming aware of unconscious responses to ourselves and others, building self-honesty, being held accountable for our behavior is necessary in order for us and for American society as a whole to move into a space of social change.

In this month’s Continuing Conversations on Race and White Privilege (Monday, November 2, 2015, 7 pm. at the Princeton Public Library), we will examine counterproductive behaviors that affect our emotions and our interactions.

The Growing Correlation betweem Race and SAT Scores : New Findings from California

This paper presents new and surprising findings on the relationship between race and SAT scores. The findings are based on the population of California residents who applied for admission to the University of California from 1994 through 2011, a sample of over 1.1 million students. The UC data show that socioeconomic background factors–family income, parental education, and race/ethnicity–account for a large and growing share of the variance in students’ SAT scores over the past twenty years. More than a third of the variance in SAT scores can now be predicted by factors known at students’ birth, up from a quarter of the variance in 1994. Of those factors, moreover, race has become the strongest predictor. Rather than declining in salience, race and ethnicity are now more important than either family income or parental education in accounting for test score differences. It must be cautioned that these findings are preliminary, and more research is needed to determine whether the California data reflect a broader national trend. But if these findings are representative, they have important implications for the ongoing debate over both affirmative action and standardized testing in college admissions.

The Moynihan Report at Fifty, October 30-31, 2015

Princeton University’s James Madison Program presents a symposium looking at the Moynihan Report and the state of the black family in America today.  Orlando Patterson is giving the keynote address “The Multi-Racial Impact: Youth and Families Fifty Years After Moynihan.”  The symposium begins at 1:30 pm on Friday, October 30 and continues on Saturday, October 31 at 9:30 am in Room 120 in the Lewis Library.

Unity Walk Photo Album

For some photos of the Unity Walk on October 24, 2015 click here. Among the celebrities were former NBA players Fred Crawford, left, and Bob McCullough, co-founders of Ruckers Professional Tournament and Each One Teach One Inc. Rucker Pro Legends, for which McCullough is president and project director.

Fred Crawford, BobMcCoullough, Mamdou Diallo

Fred Crawford, BobMcCoullough, Mamdou Diallo

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