Where Did the Momentum Go?

Virtual Event

How do Debby Irving, Racial Justice Educator and Author, and Cynthia Pesantez, Engagement Coordinator and Capacity Building Coach use speaker events to identify and disrupt patterns of privilege that undermine organizations' efforts to build inclusive environments. Cynthia and Debby will share their own community coaching practices with participants and invite all to share best practices for: […]


Reparations in New Jersey and Princeton

Princeton Public Library 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ

Caroline Clarke, an attorney and board secretary of Not In Our Town Princeton, will make a presentation on reparations in New Jersey at the first Joint Effort Safe Streets' Hot Topic session, followed by a panel discussion featuring attorney and former Princeton Councilman Dwaine Williamson, Leighton Newlin, Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society Founder and Director […]

Cynthia “Chip” Fisher Memorial Art Exhibit and Jim Floyd Memorial Lecture

Arts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ

Presentation of numerous awards and scholarships and the keynote address, the Jim Floyd Memorial Lecture, presented by Jennifer Garcon, Princeton University librarian for Modern and Contemporary Special Collections. A reception will be held at 5:30pm; the program will begin at 6:00pm.

Panel on Racism in America: What Does It Mean for Princeton

Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church 124 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ

Leading the panel discussion on race at the second Safe Streets Hot Topics discussion will be the Rev. Lukata Mjumbe of the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, Ted Deutsch of Taft Communications, Kevin Wilkes of the Princeton Design Guild, Tommy Parker of the Princeton Civil Rights Commission, attorney Eric Broadway, and educator Jason Carter.

Black Voices Book Group

Virtual Event

During the July and August meetings the group will discuss, "Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching" by Paula J. Giddings. All are welcome. This group meets via Google Meet which works best using the Chrome internet browser. Live captioning can be enabled on the Google Meet platform.

Fireside Chat on Education, Development, Affordable Housing, Marijuana, Candidates Forum & More

First Baptist Church 30 Green Street, Princeton, NJ

The third Safe Streets Hot Topics session will include remarks and a fireside chat with Councilman Leighton Newlin and Princeton Mayor Mark Freda.  Updates will include education in Princeton with Princeton Public Schools Superintendent Carol Kelley and Board of Education President Dafna Kendal discussing “How are we doing with student achievement for students of color?” […]


Black Lives Matter / “A Fight for Change” Exhibit Opening

Plainfield Public Library 800 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ

In this program, Kalani "Afrolombian" Jimenez-Mackson will explain the importance of photojournalism and its ability to control our narratives with the truth. Photojournalism techniques, philosophy, and process will be the main topics in this exploration of image and photography. Through imagery and words, the audience will step back and look at a moment in United […]


Story & Verse: Circle of Life

Pettoranella Gardens 20 Mountain Avenue, Princeton, NJ

Monthly open mic poetic and storytelling event that welcomes local and regional talent to perform original works inspired by that month's theme and brings diverse communities together.  Interested performers should arrive 15 minutes before the start time of each event.

The Trifecta: The Secret Sauce of Researching the Formerly Enslaved, with Nicka Sewell-Smith

Plainfield Public Library 800 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ

Genealogists and family historians alike have spent decades looking for a tried and true method for unearthing slaveholders of those enslaved prior to 1865. Learn how three crucial record sets (Civil War Pensions, the Freedmen’s Bureau, and Probates/Successions) can become just the wrecking ball needed to obliterate brick walls related to slavery. Presenter Nicka Sewell-Smith […]


Artist Conversation: Rose B. Simpson

Art@Bainbridge 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ

Drawing inspiration from her life, Rose B. Simpson creates figural sculptures that evoke common human experiences—insomnia, aspiration, gender stereotypes, and more—and encourage an empathic response from the viewer. Join us for a virtual conversation with Simpson, facilitated by curator Bryan R. Just. Simpson will discuss specific works included in Witness as well as her artistic practice […]


1619 Project: Reckoning w/ The Truth. Nikole-Hannah Jones, Khalil Muhammad

Old First Church Presbyterian 820 Broad Street, Newark, NJ

A Very Special Community Conversation Featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Magazine and Creator of The 1619 Project, "The 1619 Project: Reckoning With The Truth." Moderated by: Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ford Foundation Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, 1619 Project Contributor. Click here to register. 1:30pm - 2:30pm: Performances Produced […]


Mississippi Living Legacy Pilgrimage

Join the Living Legacy Project on a 5-day pilgrimage to learn Mississippi’s Civil Rights Movement history from visiting the sites and speaking with people who lived it. Registration is open now and is capped at 40 participants. Reserve your seat on the bus today! You'll find information about registration, fees, cancellation policy, scholarship information, travel insurance, […]