Racial literacy is among the 21st century skills that all students and citizens need to live and work successfully in our rapidly diversifying society.

By popular demand, a sixth session was added to the racial literacy series.  It will be held on Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library.

In the Racial Literacy series, on TUESDAY, November 15,  at 6:30 p.m., the third film in the series “Race the Power of an Illusion” will be screened at the Garden Theatre, “Race: The Power of an Illusion,” followed by an audience discussion facilitated by Carolyn Clarke, a member of the NIOT Princeton board

Ruha Benjamin opened the Racial Literacy series on Oct. 18th,  Princeton Public Library, Community Room, to a standing room only audience.  Click here to see her speak on  “Race Unplugged: Moving Beyond Sound Bites of Pundits, Politicians, and Pop Culture”  An assistant professor in the department of African American Studies at Princeton University,  she followed that up on Tuesday, November 2, with a presentation on “Reading Reality: Developing Racial Literacy for the 21st Century,” available soon on video.

In the five-week program, parents, educators, and students of all ages have the chance to learn about and contribute to a racial literacy ‘toolbox.’ Details here about the program co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library, Not in Our Town Princeton, and the Princeton Garden Theatre. (A sixth session, at 6:30pm on Nov. 29th at the Princeton Public Library, has now been added; watch this space for details.)

The Racial Literacy series is presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities through Princeton Public Library. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.