NIOT Princeton

Black Balance, a Senior Art Show by Amber Stewart

The Princeton University Program in Visual Arts will present an exhibition of large-format photography by visual arts major Amber Stewart in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street from March 30 – April 3. Her photography explores themes and questions central to the Black condition in the US, Guyana, and Australia. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 2, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE | “Saskia Marilyn Face” by Amber Stewart.

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Deadly Force in Philadelphia

The March 26, 2015 New York Times editorial discusses the recently released Department of Justice report about Philadelphia police practices and urges implementation of the recommendations.

Charles Blow’s column about the same report focuses on “which of the suspects were unarmed, and in which incidents the officers’ actions were attributed to “threat perception failure” (T.P.F.),” “the demographics of the officers doing the shooting,” and the complexity of reforming policing in the United States.

Black Suspects Are Covered Disproportionately by NYC’s Late-Night TV Newscasts

“Two Media Matters reports analyzing nightly news coverage show New York City outlets have named African-Americans as suspects in murder, theft, and assault stories at a rate at least 14 percent higher than reflected in actual NYPD arrest rates averaged over the last four years.”

Discussing race relations at work

New York Times, following on the Starbucks “Race Together” initiative, describes employees’ efforts to discuss race relations with their colleagues.

Howard Sherman speaks on “Inclusiveness in the American Musical…Or Not,” Tuesday, March 24, 3:00 p.m.

Theater manager and advocate, Howard Sherman “will focus on the nexus of these two current positions he holds. ‘How do we stand for the rights of artists to speak their minds freely — on stage, through texts, and elsewhere,’ asks Sherman, ‘while simultaneously trying to evolve our society towards greater racial, gender, disability and sexual orientation inclusiveness? When does sensitivity become censorship? Do works become unproducible?’ “

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