Calendar

Feb
20
Thu
“Justice on Trial” Screening at Princeton Garden Theatre
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Please Join us for this Exciting and Innovative Civil Rights Film and Q&A Discussion with the Filmmaker Dr. Chad Lawson Cooper

In “Justice on Trial,” two civil rights attorneys sue the U.S. Department of Justice for reparations and damages done to African Americans, while bringing back time-traveler witnesses, including Harriet Tubman, Medgar Evers, and Emmett Till, to testify. The evidence is then given to a mixed-cultural jury to deliberate.

The film will be followed by a discussion and Q & A with filmmaker Dr. Chad Lawson Cooper, his father retired Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Lubbie Harper, Jr., and Connecticut Super Attorney John Gesmonde. The discussion will be moderated by Caroline Clarke, Esq. The film stars Dorien Wilson, Todd Bridges, Alicia Robinson Cooper, Chad Lawson Cooper and David Arquilla.

 

The film is sponsored by:

Not In Our Town Princeton
Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice
Campaign to End the New Jim Crow- Greater Trenton Area Chapter
Committed and Faithful Princetonians
Hopewell Valley Race and Diversity Discussion Group
Princeton Civil Rights Commission
YWCA Princeton
Unitarian Universalist Racial Justice Task Force
Witherspoon Jackson Historical and Cultural Society

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More advocacy events  Stand Against Racism page

Feb
27
Thu
The Good Ancestor Podcast- A Discussion on White Saviorism
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Host Layla F. Saad speaks with Olivia Alaso and Kelsey Nielsen. Both are social workers and members of an advocacy campaign called No white Saviors. The group was formed from discussions of white saviorism and it’s harmful affects in Uganda, where Olivia was born.

Join us to watch and discuss the episode, or feel free to watch it on your own first by clicking here.

About the host:

From Layla F. Saad’s website:

Layla Saad is a globally respected writer, speaker and podcast host on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation and social change.

As an East African, Arab, British, Black, Muslim woman who was born and grew up in the West, and lives in Middle East, Layla has always sat at a unique intersection of identities from which she is able to draw rich and intriguing perspectives. Layla’s work is driven by her powerful desire to become a good ancestor; to live and work in ways that leave a legacy of healing and liberation for those who will come after she is gone.

Mar
5
Thu
The Toni Morrison Book Club
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In this startling group memoir, four friends, black and white, gay and straight, immigrant and American-born use Toni Morrison’s novels as a springboard for intimate and revealing conversations about the problems of everyday racism and living whole in times of uncertainty.
Join YWCA Princeton, the Princeton Public Library, and Labyrinth Books for a discussion of the Toni Morrison Book Club with authors (all of whom are Professors of the College of New Jersey), Winnifred Brown-Glaude, Juda Bennett, Cassandra Jackson, and Piper Kendrix Williams.
Mar
19
Thu
The Good Ancestor Podcast–Parenting Through a Critical Race Lens
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Host Layla F. Saad speaks with author, educator, and founder of BEXLIFE, Rebekah Borucki. She is a mother of five, TV host, and meditation and yoga guide, who champions meditation as an act of self-care. Her goal is to make mental-health support and stress-management tools accessible to all.

Join us to watch and discuss the episode, or feel free to watch it on your own first by clicking here.

About the host:

From Layla F. Saad’s website:

Layla Saad is a globally respected writer, speaker and podcast host on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation and social change.

As an East African, Arab, British, Black, Muslim woman who was born and grew up in the West, and lives in Middle East, Layla has always sat at a unique intersection of identities from which she is able to draw rich and intriguing perspectives. Layla’s work is driven by her powerful desire to become a good ancestor; to live and work in ways that leave a legacy of healing and liberation for those who will come after she is gone.