Celebrating the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood and its contribution to Princeton, Joint Effort Safe Streets 2022 will feature nine days of tributes, education, sports, and celebration, beginning on Aug. 5.
The theme of this year’s event is “Dedicated to the Memory of our Ancestors.”
The celebrations will kick off with a reception to Shirley Satterfield and the Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society. It will be held at Studio Hillier.
Events will include a series of different Meet & Greet events, a community block festival on the YMCA field, a basketball clinic and Pete Young Memorial Basketball Games on the Community Park basketball courts.
There will be three “Hot Topics” discussions focusing on race relations in Princeton. On Aug. 9 a panel will discuss “Reparations in New Jersey” in the Princeton Public Library. A panel on “Racism in America: What Does It Mean for Princeton?” will be held on Aug. 11 at the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church; and “Education, Development, Affordable Housing, Marijuana, Candidates Forum, and More” on August 13 at the First Baptist Church.