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2019-2020 Faculty-Graduate Seminar Featuring Korey Garibaldi (University of Notre Dame)
Mar 25, 2020, 4:30 pm
  Black Design: History, Theory & Practice

We explore what it means to “do” Black Studies in practice-based fields.

As our media-saturated culture exhausts every possible angle of consuming race, a new generation of scholars, activists, and artists has…

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Public / Open To All
Inaugural PPPR Panel: "Religion in the Modern University."
Mar 23, 2020, 4:30 pm

What is religion’s place in the academy today? Are religious perspectives viable in a pluralistic academic setting? In his lucid and penetrating essay Religion in the University," prominent philosopher of religion Nicholas Wolterstorff draws on authors ranging from Max Weber and John Locke to Ludwig Wittgenstein and Charles Taylor to argue that religious orientations and voices do have a home in modern academic discussion. He also offers a sketch of what that home should look like. This author-meets-critics panel discussion is the inaugural event for Princeton’s new Project in Philosophy and Religion (https://pppr.princeton.edu). Reception to follow.

Location
McCormick 101, Princeton University
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Undergraduate Students
CALL FOR ENTRIES: Undergraduate Prize Submissions, Dept. of English (Due 3/11/19)
Mar 13, 2020, 11:59 pm

The Department of English has Class Day Prizes for Creative Writers! All undergraduate students are welcome to enter poetry, essays and short stories for these awards. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the term. To submit a prize entry, click on the prize descriptions below or visit our website.

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2019-2020 Faculty-Graduate Seminar Featuring Sara Zewde (Studio Zewde)
Mar 11, 2020, 4:30 pm

As our media-saturated culture exhausts every possible angle of consuming race, a new generation of scholars, activists, and artists has turned to investigating the structuring conditions of how blackness is experienced in everyday life.

Location
Barfield-Johnson Seminar Room (201) , Stanhope Hall, Princeton University
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TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPES: Memory and Slavery across the Americas
Mar 5, 2020, 8:00 am

Students in Professor Anna Arabindan-Kesson’s fall 2019 course, “Seeing to Remember: Representing Slavery Across the Black Atlantic,” curated this exhibition, which includes photographs recently acquired by the Museum to expand its engagement with the visual history of slavery in the United States.
We think of the artworks assembled here…

Location
Art Museum
Public / Open To All
Malachi Crawford - U.S. Courts and African-American Free Speech in the Nation of Islam
Feb 28, 2020, 10:15 am

Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies Presents: Why Muslims Wear Bow Ties — Commentator: Imani Perry, Princeton University

Location
211 Dickinson Hall
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Public / Open To All
Debate with the Rikers Debate Project
Feb 27, 2020, 7:00 pm

A special public debate between members of the Princeton Debate Panel and Rikers Debate Project Alumni recorded by the New Yorker! The Rikers Debate Project is a volunteer run organization that teaches competitive debate skills to current and formerly incarcerated debaters across the country.

Location
The American Whig-Cliosophic Society, 1 Whig Hall, Princeton, New Jersey 08544
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2019-2020 Faculty-Graduate Seminar Featuring Toni L. Griffin, Harvard University
Feb 26, 2020, 12:00 am

As our media-saturated culture exhausts every possible angle of consuming race, a new generation of scholars, activists, and artists has turned to investigating the structuring conditions of how blackness is experienced in everyday life.

Location
Barfield - Johnson Seminar Room (201) , Stanhope Hall, Princeton University
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Public / Open To All
Black Voters Matter: 2020 Election
Feb 25, 2020, 5:00 pm

A conversation about the 2020 Election with LaTosha Brown and Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., moderated by Imani Perry.

Location
101 McCormick Hall, Princeton University
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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Graduate Students
Serving the Last Plantation
Feb 24, 2020, 12:00 pm

In this lecture, Dr. Jones analyzes how federal lawmakers, as overseers of the congressional workplace, retreat from the very principles they promulgate in federal workplace law, and alternatively, maintain a workplace that is above the law.

Location
Barfield - Johnson Seminar Room (201) , Stanhope Hall, Princeton University
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Public / Open To All
C.K. Williams Reading Series: Aaron Robertson
Feb 21, 2020, 5:00 pm

Fiction translator and Princeton alum Aaron Robertson ’17 reads from his work along with creative writing seniors Liza Milov, Abbie Minard, Richard Peng, Rasheeda Saka, and Destiny Salter '20. Book sales and signing will follow the readings.

The C.K. Williams Reading…

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Public / Open To All
William Greaves: Psychodrama, Interruption, and Circulation
Feb 21, 2020, 1:00 pm

 

The Program in Visual Arts presents a day-long symposium centered on the work of William Greaves, a key figure in American filmmaking. This symposium shares Greaves’ work with a new generation and gives access to some of his films that have rarely been screened. The events, organized by artists Fia…

Location
Hurley Gallery
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Film Screening of Say Amen, Somebody By George T. Nierenberg
Feb 20, 2020, 6:00 pm

One of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time, Say Amen, Somebody is George Nierenberg’s masterpiece — a joyous, funny, deeply emotional celebration of African American culture, featuring the father of Gospel, Thomas A. Dorsey (“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”); its matron, Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith; and earth-shaking…

Location
McCORMICK 101
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Conversation: Hugh Hayden and Chika Okeke-Agulu
Feb 20, 2020, 5:30 pm

Artist Hugh Hayden explores history, race and the creation of the America we know today through a series of site-responsive installations at Art@Bainbridge, the Princeton University Art Museum’s gallery space in downtown Princeton. In this talk, Hayden will join Princeton Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu, who specializes in African and African Diasporic art history and theory, for a conversation about Creation Myths on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 5:30 p.m. in 50 McCosh Hall, followed by a reception at the Museum.

Location
Princeton University Art Museum
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Public / Open To All
Caste and Race: Global Marginality and Solidarity
Feb 19, 2020, 12:00 pm

Caste matters, and not just in South Asia. This discussion will examine casteist and racist logics of oppression and discrimination, and explore possibilities of global solidarity across social justice movements. The event features Suraj Yengde, author…

Location
SoA South Gallery, Princeton University
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2019-2020 Faculty-Graduate Seminar Featuring Jomo Tariku (Designer)
Feb 12, 2020, 4:30 pm

As our media-saturated culture exhausts every possible angle of consuming race, a new generation of scholars, activists, and artists has turned to investigating the structuring conditions of how blackness is experienced in everyday life.

Location
Barfield - Johnson Seminar Room (201) Stanhope Hall, Princeton University
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Public / Open To All
Space, Time, and Religion in Early America - Keynote Address featuring Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
Feb 6, 2020, 4:30 pm

Twenty years after the publication of his foundational first book, Dr. Glaude reflects on the intellectual currents shaping the book and how they have informed his subsequent scholarly work and his public interventions.

Location
Lewis Library, Room 120
Public / Open To All
The Toni Morrison Conversations: Anna Deavere Smith and Marlon James
Feb 4, 2020, 7:30 pm

Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts presents The Toni Morrison Conversations — Artists Reflect on Toni Morrison’s Gifts to Life, Art and Culture - Anna Deavere Smith and Marlon James join Tracy K. Smith in the second in a series of Princeton Atelier events featuring artists engaging with themes, questions and possibilities relevant to the work and legacy of writer Toni Morrison

Location
Richardson Auditorium
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Public / Open To All
Vision and Value: Cotton and the Materiality of Race
Jan 20, 2020, 5:00 pm

This talk examines the visual relationship between the cotton trade and the representation of the black body in American culture, using historical case studies and contemporary art. Juxtaposing contemporary interventions with historical moments, it examines how cotton materially influenced the way black bodies were seen,…

Location
Research Forum Seminar Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, King’s Cross, London, WC1X 9EW
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Undergraduate Students
PIIRS Undergraduate Fellowship
Dec 15, 2019, 12:00 am

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) administers a program aimed at facilitating summer international research for the senior thesis. These fellowships are available to students working in any discipline who are about to begin the second semester of their junior year on campus, and are interested in…

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2019-2020 Faculty-Graduate Seminar Featuring Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D.
Dec 11, 2019, 4:30 pm

As our media-saturated culture exhausts every possible angle of consuming race, a new generation of scholars, activists, and artists has turned to investigating the structuring conditions of how blackness is experienced in everyday life.

Location
Barfield - Johnson Seminar Room (201) Stanhope Hall, Princeton University
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Public / Open To All
The Spirit of Truth-Seeking II: Art Exhibition Opening
Dec 7, 2019, 9:00 am

The Arts Council of Princeton will host an exhibit of pieces commissioned from “The Spirit of Truth-Seeking I,” in which Being Human invited local artists using any medium to capture the Friday, October 11 conversation among Princeton…

Location
Arts Council of Princeton
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Public / Open To All
Sentenced to Science: One Man's Story and the History of Prison Experimentation
Dec 3, 2019, 4:19 pm

For much of the 20th century, incarcerated individuals were exploited by medical researchers. In an enlightening talk, Allen Hornblum, a criminal justice expert and author of Acres of Skin, and Yusef Anthony, a formerly incarcerated man who was repeatedly subjected to medical experimentation, will present this sordid history and take questions on this once widespread and disturbing American practice. This event will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd at 4:30 p.m. in McCormick 101 (Architecture Building), and is generously sponsored by the Princeton Progressives.

Location
McCormick 101
Public / Open To All
An Evening with Dr. Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated "Central Park Five"
Nov 20, 2019, 6:30 pm

Dr. Yusef Salaam is a member of the exonerated five (featured on the Netflix series ‘When They See Us’), a group of black and Latino teens falsely convicted of the brutal attack and rape of a young…

Location
McCosh Hall, Room 10
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Public / Open To All
AAS Course Event: Artist Talk for AAS 245: “Twentieth-Century African American Art”
Nov 15, 2019, 4:30 pm

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Public / Open To All
The Toni Morrison Conversations – Bill T. Jones and Deana Lawson
Nov 13, 2019, 7:30 pm

The Toni Morrison Conversations – Artists Reflect on Toni Morrison’s Gifts to Life, Art and Culture.

Location
The Lewis Center
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  • Faculty & Staff
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2019-2020 Faculty-Graduate Seminar Featuring Tanisha C. Ford (University of Delaware)
Nov 13, 2019, 4:30 pm

Tanisha C. Ford is an award-winning writer, cultural critic, and historian, and a former Postdoctoral Fellow in African American Studies at Princeton. Ford is Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History at the University of Delaware, where she teaches courses on Black feminism, fashion and beauty, movements for social justice, youth culture, and material culture.

Location
Barfield - Johnson Seminar Room (201) Stanhope Hall, Princeton University
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Public / Open To All
Princeton Public Library and the Paul Robeson House Present: Eddie Glaude & Steve Shapiro in Conversation
Nov 12, 2019, 6:00 pm

It is an honor to invite you to an event with the renowned photographer, documentarian, and activist Steve Shapiro, who will be discussing the illustrated version of Baldwin's The Fire Next Time, to which he contributed the photographs, with Eddie Glaude. Glaude's eagerly awaited book on Baldwin will be out…

Location
Labyrinth Books Princeton
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Public / Open To All
Hustlers Across Africa: How We Can Catapult African Ingenuity into Modern Ubiquity
Nov 5, 2019, 6:30 pm

During an impromptu trip to Accra, Ghana, Wilglory Tanjong ‘18 built the African Hustle Series. The Series is an online media platform that showcases the businesses young Africans are building across…

Location
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room 104
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Public / Open To All
Translating Poetry, Translating Blackness
Nov 5, 2019, 12:00 pm

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities (IHUM); Program in Creative Writing Over the last 50 years the field of translation studies has developed a substantial discourse around the topic of translation, in all of its forms. Yet the topic of “race” in relation to…
Location
399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Princeton University
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Public / Open To All
A Poetry Reading by Jay Wright
Nov 4, 2019, 7:30 pm

“one of America’s leading African-American voices.” — Poetry Foundation

Acclaimed playwright, poet, and essayist Jay Wright reads from his work. Presented by the Program in Creative Writing and the Bain-Swiggett Fund in the Department of English.

 

ABOUT THE POET

On May…

Location
Wallace Theater, Princeton University
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Public / Open To All
SPECIAL SCREENING, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019)
Nov 3, 2019, 1:30 pm

us for a one-time-only screening of this artful meditation on the powerful themes Toni Morrison has confronted throughout her literary career.

Location
Mill Hill Playhouse, 205 E Front St, Trenton, NJ 08611
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Public / Open To All
a thread, a hair, a lineage
Oct 24, 2019, 4:30 pm

A special AAS 349 Course Event. Professor Sonya Clark’s work draws from the legacy of crafted objects and the embodiment of skill. As an African American artist, craft is a means to honor her lineage and expand notions of both American-ness and art. Clark is a professor in the Department of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College in Western Massachusetts. She holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2015 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from her alma mater Amherst College.

Location
McCormick Hall, Room 106
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Public / Open To All
"Race for Profit" Book Talk with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor & Imani Perrry
Oct 23, 2019, 6:00 pm
Join us for a discussion with two eminent African American Studies Scholars of how exploitative real estate practices continued well after housing discrimination was banned.

By the late 1960s and early 1970s, reeling from a wave of urban uprisings, politicians finally worked to end the practice of redlining. Reasoning that the…

Location
Labyrinth Books Princeton
Graduate Students
2019-2020 Faculty-Graduate Seminar Featuring Jerome Harris (Housing Works)
Oct 23, 2019, 4:30 pm

As our media-saturated culture exhausts every possible angle of consuming race, a new generation of scholars, activists, and artists has turned to investigating the structuring conditions of how blackness is experienced in everyday life.

Location
Barfield - Johnson Seminar Room (201), Stanhope Hall
Speakers
Public / Open To All
When Birds Refused to Fly
Oct 20, 2019, 2:00 pm

Hearst Choreographer-in-Residence Olivier Tarpaga, artistic director of Nomad Express International MultiArts Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, presents this new work that uses a soundtrack created by the choreographer’s father’s band to visually connect the 1960s Sub-Saharan African independence movements to the painful fight for Civil Rights in the United States.

Public / Open To All
When Birds Refused to Fly
Oct 19, 2019, 8:00 pm

Hearst Choreographer-in-Residence Olivier Tarpaga, artistic director of Nomad Express International MultiArts Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, presents this new work that uses a soundtrack created by the choreographer’s father’s band to visually connect the 1960s Sub-Saharan African independence movements to the painful fight for Civil Rights in the United States.

Location
Hearst Dance Theater
Public / Open To All
When Birds Refused to Fly
Oct 19, 2019, 2:00 pm

Hearst Choreographer-in-Residence Olivier Tarpaga, artistic director of Nomad Express International MultiArts Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, presents this new work that uses a soundtrack created by the choreographer’s father’s band to visually connect the 1960s Sub-Saharan African independence movements to the painful fight for Civil Rights in the United States.

Public / Open To All
When Birds Refused to Fly
Oct 18, 2019, 8:00 pm

Hearst Choreographer-in-Residence Olivier Tarpaga, artistic director of Nomad Express International MultiArts Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, presents this new work that uses a soundtrack created by the choreographer’s father’s band to visually connect the 1960s Sub-Saharan African independence movements to the painful fight for Civil Rights in the United States.

Location
Hearst Dance Theater
Public / Open To All
The Past Meets the Present: Race, Student Activism and Higher Education with Dr. Stefan Bradley, Dr. Ibram Kendi, and Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Oct 16, 2019, 6:00 pm

This opening keynote event features Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, a National Book Award-winning author and professor of history and international relations at…

Location
Carl A. Fields Center
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Graduate Students
Graduate Affairs Job Market Panel and Reception
Oct 15, 2019, 4:30 pm

In this hour-long discussion, African American Studies Faculty will offer candid reflections on the academic job and fellowship market.

Location
Hobson-Rogers Seminar Room 101, Stanhope Hall
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Public / Open To All
Fighting for Justice from Gaza to Ferguson
Oct 10, 2019, 5:00 pm
  A panel discussion on the parallels and allyship between the Palestinian and Black struggles for justice and equality featuring Norman Finkelstein; American Political Scientist, Lawrence Hamm; Civil Rights Activist and Lecturer, and Edith Garwood; Specialist on Israel, moderated by …
Location
McCosh Hall 46
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Undergraduate Students
Graduate & Law School Application Q&A Session
Oct 9, 2019, 12:00 pm

Need help or advice about your Graduate School or Law School application? Don’t Worry! Join Professor Imani Perry for an informative Q&A session.

Location
James Madison Room, Whig Hall
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Alumni
Thrive: Celebrating and Empowering Princeton’s Black Alumni
Oct 5, 2019, 12:00 am
Mark your calendars for October 3-5, 2019 for THRIVE: Empowering and Celebrating Princeton’s Black Alumni. Registration will open late summer. Updates will be posted here as they become available. Check back often and keep an eye on
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Alumni
Thrive: Celebrating and Empowering Princeton’s Black Alumni
Oct 4, 2019, 12:00 am
Mark your calendars for October 3-5, 2019 for THRIVE: Empowering and Celebrating Princeton’s Black Alumni. Registration will open late summer. Updates will be posted here as they become available. Check back often and keep an eye on
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Alumni
Thrive: Celebrating and Empowering Princeton’s Black Alumni
Oct 3, 2019, 12:00 am
Mark your calendars for October 3-5, 2019 for THRIVE: Empowering and Celebrating Princeton’s Black Alumni. Registration will open late summer. Updates will be posted here as they become available. Check back often and keep an eye on
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Graduate Students
2019-2020 Faculty-Graduate Seminar Featuring Tia Blassingame (Scripps College)
Oct 2, 2019, 4:30 pm

As our media-saturated culture exhausts every possible angle of consuming race, a new generation of scholars, activists, and artists has turned to investigating the structuring conditions of how blackness is experienced in everyday life.

Location
Barfield - Johnson Seminar Room (201), Stanhope Hall
Speakers
Public / Open To All
Naomi Klein & Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on the Climate Crisis
Oct 1, 2019, 7:00 pm

Gauss Seminars in Criticism: Naomi Klein in Conversation with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

The Humanities Council is pleased to announce the first of two Gauss Seminars in Criticism for Fall 2019: “A Call to Action: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal,” featuring Naomi Klein in conversation with Keeanga…

Location
Richardson Auditorium
Speakers
Undergraduate Students
Council Welcomes Proposals for Being Human Festival 2019
Sep 27, 2019, 12:00 am

This fall, Princeton University will host the USA hub of the international Being Human festival. The public celebration brings together local organizations, including universities, museums, galleries, libraries, schools, and businesses, to engage with research across the humanities.

The Humanities Council