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Ruha Benjamin in conversation

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


In February, Not In Our Town Princeton is partnering with the Princeton Public Library to bring back Ruha Benjamin, who previously led a series of vital sessions on Racial Literacy that long-time Continuing Conversations attendees will no doubt remember. This coming Monday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m., Ruha Benjamin will be joined in conversation with Lorgia García Peña; together they will discuss Benjamin’s latest book, “Imagination: A Manifesto,” and its connection to her previous book, “Viral Justice.”

Ruha Benjamin is an internationally recognized writer, speaker, and professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, where she is the founding director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab. She is the award-winning author of Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code (Polity), Viral Justice (Princeton), Imagination (Norton), and editor of Captivating Technology, among many other publications. Her work has been featured widely in the media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, The Root, and The Guardian.

Lorgia García Peña is a writer, activist and scholar who specializes in Latinx Studies with a focus on Black Latinidades. Her work is concerned with the ways in which antiblackness and xenophobia intersect the Global North producing categories of exclusion that lead to violence and erasure. Through her writing and teaching, Dr. García Peña insists on highlighting the knowledge, cultural, social and political contributions of people who have been silenced from traditional archives.

This program will be held in person in the Princeton Public Library’s Community Room and will also be livestreamed on the library’s YouTube channel.

Please consider joining us or tuning in… this promises to be an illuminating program!

Yours in the struggle,
Not In Our Town Princeton


February 5
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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