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NFL tells players patriotism is more important than protest – here’s why that didn’t work during WWI

Chad Williams, Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University, draws on his research about African Americans in World War I to shine a light on the relationship between African Americans and patriotism.  “I see the decision by the NFL as an unmistakable attempt to police the actions of its majority black work force, impose what amounts to a loyalty oath, and enforce through intimidation and threat a narrow definition of patriotism. The message is clear: Either demonstrate unqualified devotion to the United States or be punished.”  Read the complete essay by clicking here.

Slavery and Emancipation Laws in 19th Century New Jersey, June 19, 2018

Come celebrate Juneteenth, marking the official end of slavery in the United States, at the New Jersey State Library with a lecture on Slavery in 19th Century New Jersey.   We’ll be discussing slavery and slavery laws in New Jersey in the 19th Century (1800’s).  The class is designed to provide historical context and background information for those working on genealogical research during this time period.  Registration required.  Click here.

Next Continuing Conversation on 7/2/18

As many of you know, NOT IN OUR TOWN PRINCETON is a multi-racial, multi-faith group of individuals who stand together for racial justice and inclusive communities. Our focus is to promote the equitable treatment of all, and to uncover and confront white supremacy — a system which manipulates and pits all races and ethnicities against each other.

Our goal is to identify and expose the political, economic, and cultural systems which have enabled white supremacy to flourish, and to create new structures and policies which will ensure equity and inclusion for all. In our commitment to uncovering the blight of white supremacy on our humanity, we take responsibility to address it and eliminate it in all its forms through intentional action, starting with ourselves and our communities.

Below is a list of our remaining programs for the 2018 calendar year; we hope to see you there!

Monday, July 2: “Nationalism vs. Patriotism.” Presenters Caroline Clarke, Roberto Schiraldi and Joyce Trotman-Jordan

Monday, August 6: FILM “Quest” is a story of a North Philadelphia family and a community of hip-hop artists, illuminating race and class in America and giving a testament to love, healing and hope.

(This program will be preceded by a social hour with refreshments at 6 pm)

Tuesday, September 4: “Racial Battle Fatigue: In This Time of Turmoil.” Presenter: Dr. Don Trahan

Monday, October 1: “Urban Traumatic Stress Disorder.” Presenter Dr. Dale Caldwell

Monday, November 5: “Looking Back at the New Abolitionism.”  Presenter Noel Ignatiev

Monday, December 3 “Reconnecting Clergy to Civil Rights.” Presenter Rev. Dr. Frederick Charles Boyer

We welcome anyone who is committed to working towards building genuinely inclusive communities and working for racial justice… please join us, and bring a friend!

Soul Food Community Dinner and On-line Silent Auction, June 30, 2018

Join us for a Soul Food Dinner hosted by the Racial Justice Initiative of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Washington Crossing, with assistance from Hope Rises Up, in support of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM). The evening will bring community members together to support the founding of our region’s newest museum.

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The Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum  will help to educate all of us on the rich and important history of the African American community in the Sourland region. We are so grateful to SSAAM for creating this amazing resource in our region, we want to be able to support them to reach their goals!

Tickets are $20 per person for a full meal, including dessert. Children under 3 are free. After a delicious dinner, everyone is invited to attend the talk given by experts from SSAAM on the rich and important history of Soul Food. The talk will held in the sanctuary at approximately 6PM. Dessert will be served immediately following. Dessert only tickets (which include the talk) are available for $10 per person.

In order to make this a true community dinner, the Racial Justice Initiative of UUCWC is sponsoring seats for those who would be otherwise unable to attend. If you would like to attend, but the cost is a hardship, please email soulfoodforssaam@gmail.com.

The on-line silent auction will go live on Friday, June 22. To donate an item or service, please email soulfoodforssaam@gmail.com.

Please follow SSAAM on Facebook to stay in the loop, and visit their website to learn more!

 

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