Not In Our Town Princeton

Continuing Conversation on Race and White Privilege, December 3, 2018


Rev. Dr. Charles Franklin Boyer, a recognized leader of social justice causes, will speak at Not in Our Town Princeton’s December 3 Continuing Conversation.  Rev. Boyer has said, “As an African American minister of the gospel, I am compelled to fight and encourage the struggle for freedom and justice. Mass incarceration, private prisons, and prison industrial complex slave labor which is legalized in our constitution, must be challenged at every level.”

Please join us at the Princeton Public Library at 7pm on Monday, Dec. 3rd for our monthly Continuing Conversation on Racism and White Supremacy.


The Danforth Lecture in the Study Of Religion with Albert J. Raboteau, December 3, 2018

On December 3, 2018, at 4:30 pm in the Betts Auditorium of the Princeton University Architecture School, Dr. Albert J. Raboteau, Henry W. Putnam Professor of Religion, Emeritus at Princeton University, a specialist in American religious history, will give the Danforth Lecture in the Study Of Religion “Balm in Gilead: Memory, Mourning and Healing in Afro-American Autobiography.”  For additional information, click here.

Disproportionate use of force against black people by police in New Jersey is documented.

In New Jersey, a black person was more than three times more likely to face police force than someone who is white.  This is one of the findings from a database of police use of force in New Jersey.  “The Force Report, a 16-month investigation by NJ Advance Media for, found New Jersey’s system for tracking police force is broken, with no statewide collection or analysis of the data, little oversight by state officials and no standard practices among local departments. . . . They covered every municipal police department and the State Police from 2012 through 2016. . . . The results are now available at”

Related articles can be found by clicking the titles below.

How we built the largest database of police force in N.J. history

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The Princeton Reconstruction Project


“The Princeton Reconstruction Project is comprised of concerned students calling for an active Reconstruction of Princeton University — an intentional pivot from its roots as a White supremacist institution to one that reflects the current values it espouses.”

Following a column in The Daily Princetonian by Ryan Born [click here to read “Princeton’s case for reparations,” October 1, 2018], Princeton University students have issued a call to action.  Click here to read more.


Finding and Reading Great Stories for and with Kids, November 27, 2018, 8 pm

Tuesday, November 27, at 8:30 pm ET. 

FINDING AND READING GREAT STORIES FOR AND WITH KIDS: a conversation with Literary Specialist Katie Potter of Lee and Low Books

REGISTER TO JOIN this free, hour-long, online conversation with your EmbraceRace community, happening on Tuesday, November 27 at 8:30 pm  

Katie Potter is the Literacy Specialist at Lee & Low Books, the largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the United States. She is responsible for writing and developing the rigorous Teacher’s Guides and Educator Resources, in addition to working with university professors and nonprofit organizations on how to incorporate diverse, multicultural literature into curriculum and syllabi. She has also worked as an educational researcher, teacher, and literacy instructor.

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