Black History Month Events at Princeton University

Crossroads: Intersections of Identity and Experience

bhm_poster_F2Each February the Black History Month Planning Committee and the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding plan and compile Black History month events of interest for the Princeton University community. While we have many audiences at Princeton (faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduate students) many events compiled here are meant as occasions primarily for undergraduate students to come together. Please use your best judgement in using the list below as you find occasions to honor and celebrate Black History Month on our University campus.

Additional events will be announced in coming weeks. Details (time/location) are subject to change.

February 1

The Black History Month book drive begins.

Please donate children’s books featuring African American characters. We will read the books to the students from Every Child Valued Community Center in Lawrencville, NJ on Feb. 19th.

 

 

 

February 3

Student Conversation | Class & Cultural Appropriation Within the Black Community 
Presented by Princeton Hidden Minority Council
Carl A. Fields Center, 6 p.m.

Between the Lines: Eddie S. Glaude Jr. and Imani Perry
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
New York, New York, 6:30 p.m
Watch the Livestream

February 4

TruThursday | Christian fellowship in the African, Caribbean, and African American traditions
8 p.m., Frist 302

“Ghosts of Amistad” documentary film screening and Q&A with author Marcus Rediker
Reception at 4:30 p.m. in Friend Center
Screening begins at 5:00 p.m. in Bowl 004

February 6

The Womanist Mystique: An Undergraduate Symposium on Scholarship & Activism
Chancellor Green Rotunda
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Organized by Destiny Crockett ’17, sponsored by the Department of African American Studies, Princeton University Women’s Center, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Department of English
Keynote by Dorothy Roberts


February 9

“You’re So Articulate: Modern Racism”
A talk by Dr. Steven Perry, principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School
Carl A. Fields Center, 6 p.m.

February 10

Student Conversation | Gender Inclusivity at Princeton: How Do We Evolve?
Presented by the Order of Black Male Excellence (OBME)
and Princeton Association of Black Women (PABW)
Carl A. Fields Center, 6pm

Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Days Black Heroes, at War and at Home by Linda Hervieux
Book discussion and signing
Presented by the Princetonians of Color Network

Inequality Science Series
The Causes and Consequences of Racial Bias 
Karin Martin, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Jack Glaser, University of California, Berkeley
moderated by Naomi Murakawa, Princeton University
A32 Peretsman Scully Hall, 4:30 p.m.
Watch the Livestream

February 11

Throwback Thursday | TV and Movie Night, Frist, 9:30 p.m.

TruThursday | Christian fellowship in the African, Caribbean, and African American traditions
8 p.m., Frist 302

February 13

Love Jones: Open Mic Night
7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Cafe Viv
presented by OBME

February 16

A discussion with Genesis, a Black Christian group.

February 17

Student Conversation | Coming to America: Experiences Across the Black Diaspora
6 p.m., Carl A. Fields Center
presented by Princeton Caribbean Connection

February 18

Throwback Thursday | TV and Movie Night, Frist, 9:30 p.m.

TruThursday | Christian fellowship in the African, Caribbean, and African American traditions
8 p.m., Frist 302

Baking Challah, Center for Jewish Life, presented by Black Jewish Dialogue, 4:30 p.m.

February 19

Soul Food Shabbat
6:30 p.m., Center for Jewish Life
presented by Black Jewish Dialogue

The Black History Month book drives ends with a Day of Service, reading to students from Every Child Valued Community Center

February 24

Student Conversation | What’s the Litmus Test for Blackness?  
Carl. A. Fields Center, 6 p.m.
presented by Black Student Union

February 25

Throwback Thursday | TV and Movie Night, Frist, 9:30 p.m.

TruThursday | Christian fellowship in the African, Caribbean, and African American traditions
8 p.m., Frist 302

February 26

Princeton Caribbean Connection Presents Taste of Carnival
7 p.m., Carl A. Fields Center

February 27

DoroBucci presents Sakata African Dance Competition
7 p.m. – 10 p.m., Carl A. Fields Center

February 28

Semi-formal gala and dinner celebration
Carl A. Fields Center, 6 p.m.

February 29

Turn Up Study Break | Old School House Party, Carl A. Fields Center, 6 p.m.