Past Events

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Global Publishing and the Making of Literary Worlds: Translation, Media, and Mobility
Jun 4, 2021, 12:00 am

A virtual conference and publication workshop for early career scholars

2020-2021 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Writing the Impossible” ft. Jorge L. Giovannetti-Torres, University of Puerto Rico
Apr 22, 2021, 4:30 pm
Location
via ZOOM | To register, contact Shelby Sinclair at shelbys@princeton.edu.
Speakers
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Black to the Future: My Adventures in Becoming Me
Apr 13, 2021, 4:30 pm
Location
via Zoom
Speaker
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2020-2021 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Writing the Impossible” ft. Matthew J. Smith, University College London
Apr 8, 2021, 4:30 pm
Location
via ZOOM | To register, contact Shelby Sinclair at shelbys@princeton.edu.
Speakers
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
  • Undergraduate Students
The Long Afterlife of Lynching in African American Southern Memory
Mar 31, 2021, 4:30 pm

Lynchings in the American S

Location
via ZOOM
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  • General Public, Students, Faculty
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Literature for Justice: A Path Forward
Mar 31, 2021, 3:00 pm

The National Book Foundation launches the third and final year of Literature for Justice, a nationwide, book-based campaign that presents an annual reading list to further investigate the carceral system and urge readers forward. The event will feature this year’s committee members Susan Burton, Natalie Diaz, Eddie S. Glaude Jr., and Piper Kerman in conversation and selected authors—Dionne Brand (Ossuaries), Nicole R. Fleetwood (Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration), Ruth Wilson Gilmore (Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis and Opposition in Globalizing California), Sarah Haley (No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity), Kelly Lytle Hernández (City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965), and Albert Woodfox (Solitary). Moderated by Naomi Murakawa, author of The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America.

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Conversation with Artists Annalee Davis and Julie Gough
Mar 25, 2021, 8:00 pm

This event will bring together two contemporary artists, Annalee Davis and Julie Gough, in conversation with Dr. Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Art & Archaeology at Princeton University, for a discussion on how their artistic practices are invested in exploring and highlighting the medical and scientific legacies of imperialism.

Speakers
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2020-2021 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Writing the Impossible” ft. Michelle Moyd, Indiana University
Mar 25, 2021, 4:30 pm
Location
via ZOOM | To register, contact Shelby Sinclair at shelbys@princeton.edu.
Speakers
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Cascading Crises: Race, COVID-19, and the Matter of Life and Death
Mar 25, 2021, 4:30 pm

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and its particularly devastating effects on Black, Indigenous and other communities of color, served to increase the urgency of research I was already undertaking to situate contemporary racialized health disparities "in the wake" of slavery, was well as to nudge it in new directions. 

Location
via Zoom
Speaker
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Mellon Forum on the Urban Environment // RESISTANCE
Mar 24, 2021, 4:30 pm

The Spring 2021 Mellon Foru

Location
via ZOOM
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Peter Kirstein Lecture Series 2021 with Professor Ruha Benjamin (Princeton University)
Mar 19, 2021, 10:30 am

In this talk, Ruha Benjamin explores a range of discriminatory designs that encode inequity -- what she terms the “New Jim Code.”

Location
via Zoom
Speaker
  • Alumni
  • Undergraduate Students
Black Student Group Showcase
Mar 17, 2021, 8:00 pm

Connecting student groups with Black alumni for an opportunity to create lasting relationships

Location
via Zoom
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Gillett G. Griffin Memorial Lecture: Raina Lampkins-Fielder, Souls Grown Deep Foundation
Mar 5, 2021, 12:00 pm

Please join us for the annual Gillett G. Griffin Memorial Lecture with Raina Lampkins-Fielder, curator of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, as well as a program officer of the Foundation’s parent organization, the Souls Grown Deep Community Partnership, which supports the communities that gave rise to the 160 artists represented in its collection.

Location
via Zoom
Speaker
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2020-2021 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Writing the Impossible” ft. Erica Williams, Spelman College
Mar 4, 2021, 4:30 pm
Location
via ZOOM | To register, contact Shelby Sinclair at shelbys@princeton.edu.
Speakers
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
Prison Teaching Initiative Info Session: English, Languages, & Tutoring
Mar 4, 2021, 2:00 pm

The Prison Teaching Initiative is an all-volunteer organization based at Princeton University. PTI is committed to providing accredited college courses to incarcerated students in the state of New Jersey.

Location
via Zoom
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A Conversation with Public Intellectual Eddie Glaude, Jr on the Complex Dynamics of the American Experience
Mar 4, 2021, 2:00 pm

Glaude is joining us as part of the IGL-Fletcher School Conversation Series on Race, Justice and Equity.

Location
via Zoom
Speaker
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
Prison Teaching Initiative Info Session: Sciences (Bio & Chem) & Math
Mar 4, 2021, 10:00 am

The Prison Teaching Initiative is an all-volunteer organization based at Princeton University. PTI is committed to providing accredited college courses to incarcerated students in the state of New Jersey.

Location
via Zoom
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Risk, Relationships, and Refusal: How Relational Concerns Shape Personal Assessments of Risk and Mitigation
Mar 1, 2021, 12:00 pm

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a once-a-day HIV prevention pill, has proven to be highly effective at reducing infection, but the medication has not been widely adopted within disproportionately impacted communities. This article examines resistance to uptake by detailing how people assess their personal risk and the viability of mitigation options.

Location
via Zoom
Speaker
Graduate Students
AMS Colloquium: Khytie K. Brown
Mar 1, 2021, 12:00 pm

“Afro-Queer Journeys: The Intimacies of Spirit Travel in Jamaican Revival Zion Religion”

Location
via Zoom
Speaker
Graduate Students
PIIRS Graduate Winter and Spring Funding
Mar 1, 2021, 12:00 am

PIIRS regularly provides fu

  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
Community Organizing 101 with Darren "Freedom" Green
Feb 26, 2021, 4:30 pm

Darren Green is a longtime Trenton activist, public speaker, and former mayoral candidate. As a part of the Organizing Stories workshop series, Green will lead a spirited workshop about the ins-and-outs of local organizing, exploring the integral role storytelling has played in his community outreach.

Location
via Zoom
Speaker
Undergraduate Students
Careers & Majors Alumni Panel Series: Social Sciences
Feb 24, 2021, 4:30 pm

Moderated by Natalia Cordova *17, the director of studies at Mathey College, this panel will feature alumni discussing the connections between their social sciences concentrations and career journeys.

Location
via Zoom
Public / Open To All
Kelsey Christina Moss - Religion, Race, and Slavery in the Americas Lecture Series
Feb 23, 2021, 4:30 pm

Spiritual Racialization: Theologies of Race and Slavery in the Colonial Atlantic World

Location
via Zoom
Speaker
Public / Open To All
One Begins Again: Organizing & the Historical Imagination
Feb 20, 2021, 9:30 am

Location
via Zoom
Speakers
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2020-2021 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Writing the Impossible” ft. Lorgia García Peña, Harvard University
Feb 18, 2021, 4:30 pm

Location
via ZOOM | To register, contact Shelby Sinclair at shelbys@princeton.edu.
Speakers
Public / Open To All
Intersections Working Group presents Yomaira C. Figueroa-Vásquez
Feb 16, 2021, 12:00 pm
Location
via Zoom
Speaker
Public / Open To All
What's in a Name? A Discussion with Princeton University and Public School Students
Feb 13, 2021, 3:00 pm

At this panel, students and teachers from Princeton Public Schools and Princeton University undergraduates will discuss their experiences advocating for these renamings. Why did these issues matter to them? What did they learn from being part of these important events? What can others gain from their experiences? As panelists reflect on these transformational moments in their communities, we will all have a chance to look back on a critical year for racial justice advocacy in Princeton and beyond.

Location
via Zoom
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Abolition: Then and Now
Feb 13, 2021, 1:00 pm

As part of Douglass Day 2021, this event will feature presentations by undergraduate Princeton University students on their collaborative, virtual exhibition entitled “Abolition: Then and Now.” The students put this exhibition together as part of a final project for a fall 2020 course on the writings of Frederick Douglass and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Supported by the 250th Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education, the course—taught by Professor Eduardo Cadava and supported by undergraduate Shannon Chaffers ’22—encouraged the students to think about the ways in which the writings of these two towering American figures can be used as resources not only for addressing contemporary socio-political issues but also for doing political work, and especially work that goes in the direction of addressing, engaging, and perhaps even overcoming the history of racial injustice in America.

Location
via Zoom
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni
2020-2021 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: “Writing the Impossible” ft. Minkah Makalani, Univeristy of Texas at Austin
Feb 11, 2021, 4:30 pm

Location
via ZOOM | To register, contact Shelby Sinclair at shelbys@princeton.edu.
Speakers
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
Intersections Theater Collective
Feb 9, 2021, 4:30 pm

This collective is a space to gather and hold conversations around being a BIPOC* theater maker at Princeton University. We offer this collective with the intention to help center the voices and needs of BIPOC students involved in theater and to build a community that can discuss, create, celebrate, grieve, and organize together.

Location
via Zoom
Undergraduate Students
"Know Your Black History" Kahootz Styled Trivia Game
Feb 6, 2021, 3:00 pm

The African American Studies

Location
via Zoom
Graduate Students
Upward Mobility, Ethical Costs, and Inclusive Teaching: Part 2
Feb 5, 2021, 4:00 pm

Location
via Zoom
Speakers
Undergraduate Students
PIIRS e-Summer Seminar Open House
Feb 3, 2021, 4:30 pm

Location
via Zoom
Undergraduate Students
Princeton Certificate Expo
Feb 2, 2021, 1:00 pm

A virtual opportunity to explore a range of certificate programs and get the inside scoop from current certificate holders!

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This Is Your Dance Workshop: Creative Movement Meditation
Jan 31, 2021, 1:00 pm

Location
via Zoom
Public / Open To All
This Is Your Dance Workshop: Move. Write. Reflect.
Jan 28, 2021, 12:00 pm

Location
via Zoom
Public / Open To All
Big Tech, Data Science, AI and the University: What's at Stake for BlackLife
Jan 27, 2021, 2:30 pm

Location
via Zoom
Speakers
Undergraduate Students
Princeton Certificate Expo
Jan 26, 2021, 1:00 pm

A virtual opportunity to explore a range of certificate programs and get the inside scoop from current certificate holders!

Public / Open To All
Global Perspectives On local Issues: Race and Racial Healing In America
Jan 25, 2021, 6:00 pm

Join us for an evening of conversations with Rep. BarbaraLee (CA-13) and other distinguished panelists to examine current efforts in the U.S. to combat and mend systemic racism in the global context!

Location
via ZOOM
Public / Open To All
This Is Your Dance Workshop: Let’s take a breath, together.
Jan 24, 2021, 1:00 pm

Location
via Zoom
Graduate Students
Upward Mobility, Ethical Costs, and Inclusive Teaching: Part 1
Jan 22, 2021, 4:00 pm

Location
via Zoom
Speaker
Public / Open To All
From Chaos to Community: A Conversation with Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
Jan 21, 2021, 12:45 pm

Speaker
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
To Be Known and Heard: Systemic Racism and Princeton University Virtual Gallery & Roundtable Discussion
Jan 18, 2021, 6:00 pm

Location
via Zoom
Speakers
General Public, Students, Faculty
Time for Black Studies [Session Two]
Jan 18, 2021, 4:30 pm

In the wake of Covid-19 and

Location
via Zoom
Speakers
General Public, Students, Faculty
Time For Black Studies [Session One]
Jan 11, 2021, 4:30 pm

In the wake of Covid-19 and

Location
via Zoom
Speakers
Public / Open To All
Race in the COVID Era: A Disparate Impact
Dec 18, 2020, 4:00 pm

Location
via Zoom
  • General Public, Students, Faculty
  • Public / Open To All
Preserving Black Histories, Cultivating Black Futures
Dec 2, 2020, 3:00 pm

Public / Open To All
How To Be Naturally You in the Workplace
Nov 19, 2020, 4:30 pm

Location
via Zoom
Public / Open To All
Scriptural Roots: How Alex Haley Read 'America Great Again'
Nov 19, 2020, 4:30 pm

Location
via Zoom