An all-day, in-depth examination of approaches for learning, and dialogue about the difficult issues in interpreting the African American experience, presented in conjunction with Grounds For Sculpture’s Joyce J. Scott: Harriet Tubman and Other Truths exhibition. We’ll focus on uncovering the complexities in presenting these experiences, anticipating and responding to reactions by different audiences, and creating opportunities to extend learning and dialogue.
When: Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Grounds For Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619
Pre-registration is required by October 25, and is $40 per person; this fee includes breakfast, lunch, and a closing reception, as well as admission to GFS. To register, click here
Registrations received by October 15 will be included in a drawing for a one-year Individual Plus membership at Grounds For Sculpture, as well as admission to the Grounds and the conference.
This event is sponsored by Grounds For Sculpture, Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum, The New Jersey Historical Society, The 1719 William Trent House Museum, and The New Jersey Historical Commission- NJHC.
Partial support from the Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Commission and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
On Thursday, October 12 at 1 pm, as part of the Princeton & Slavery Project, join Nell Irvin Painter, Edwards Professor of American History at Princeton University, for a discussion of Kathryn Watterson’s book “I Hear My People Singing: Voices of African American Princeton.” This book includes vivid first-person accounts of more than 50 black residents of the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood. Princeton Public Library, Quiet Room.
Please join the Hopewell Valley Race and Diversity Gathering this Friday night, October 13, at 6:30 at Pennington United Methodist Church, 60 S Main St, Pennington, NJ for potluck dinner and discussion. Please bring a dish to share with 6 other people.
The topic is “allyship” and what it looks like in relation to Colin Kapernick, the Charlottesville march, and the growing division that is present in our society today. HVRDG leader Renata Barnes says, “Groups like NIOT – Princeton and the HVRDG need one another to encourage and support efforts to confront and defeat supremacy, marginalization, discrimination, abuse, financial, educational or social disenfranchisement of any group BY any group. Please come and support this effort.”
While some critics object that a more expansive definition of white supremacy hampers making distinctions in attitudes and actions, Vann R. Newkirk II explains how and why this linguistic change occurred. He also refuses to let off the hook those in power who did damage behind the scenes. “In no small bit of class warfare, whites who most often carried out direct violence in white supremacy’s name took the heat, giving space to the white men in suits who did their work quietly with litigation and city-planning maps. Those people of color who critiqued white supremacy were cemented as malcontents and agitators, themselves racists or “race-baiters” who sought to exploit white guilt to upend American racial harmony.” To read the entire article, click here.