2016 Racial Literacy Series in Princeton

Our 2016 Racial Literacy series has now concluded, but we have archived much of the recorded content here to enable folks to continue to engage with these issues and questions.

Ruha Benjamin Public Lectures

We screened this award-winning three part series examining race in society, science and history; each screening was followed by a facilitated audience discussion. We encourage you to watch the three episodes, which are available online. The underlined links below will take you directly to each of the three videos:

An assistant professor in the department of African American Studies at Princeton University, Ruha Benjamin specializes in the interdisciplinary study of science, medicine, & technology; race-ethnicity and gender; biopolitics; and the sociology of knowledge. She is the author of “People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier,” which examines the tension between innovation and equity in the context of state investment in stem cell research and against the backdrop of medical experimentation on subordinate social groups.

“Race: The Power of an Illusion”

Part 1 – The Differences Between Us

Part 2 – The Story We Tell [DEAD LINK]

Part 3 – The Power Of An Illusion [DEAD LINK]

If you want to use these videos in your community, please include the following statement in your publicity: “The Racial Literacy series was presented in 2016 with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Princeton Public Library, co-sponsored by Not in Our Town (Princeton) and the Princeton Garden Theatre.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the library.” Not in Our Town would be pleased to know where programs are taking place; send a message describing your experience to info@niotprinceton.org.