Eddie S. Glaude Jr., the chair of the Department of African American Studies and the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies was joined on stage by LaTosha Brown, an award-winning organizer, philanthropic consultant, political strategist, and jazz singer. Brown is the co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, a civic engagement organization, and principal owner of TruthSpeaks Consulting, a philanthropy advisory consulting firm. Additionally, Brown is a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics where she also teaches graduate courses.
Three Princeton professors shared their views on how race is shaping the upcoming presidential election as part of a panel discussion titled “Race and Politics in 2020,” held Feb. 11 at the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding. The event was organized in honor of Black History Month and was sponsored by three of Princeton’s employee resource groups — Princetonians of Color Network, Network of African American Males at Princeton, and Latino Princetonians.
Area residents and members of the University community packed the lobbies, studios and galleries of the Art Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center for the Arts on Monday, Jan. 20, for its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, co-sponsored by Princeton University.
Data & Society welcomes Princeton Professor Ruha Benjamin to discuss the relationship between machine bias and systemic racism, analyzing specific cases of “discriminatory design” and offering tools for a socially-conscious approach to tech development.
More than 1,200 Princeton alumni and guests came to campus Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 3-5, for “Thrive: Empowering and Celebrating Princeton’s Black Alumni.” The gathering featured discussions with alumni, faculty and students, networking and social opportunities, performing arts showcases, entrepreneurship workshops and a startup showcase, and many ways to celebrate the Princeton community.
Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Professor of African-American Studies at Princeton University, joined the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in June 2019 to hold a joint Luxemburg Lecture and W.E.B. DuBois Distinguished Lecture at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. For those who missed out, her lecture and the subsequent discussion is now available to watch online:
"Today I'm coming to you live from TEACHx, an annual celebration of experiments in teaching with technology. I am truly honored and humbled to have the opportunity to speak with the conference’s keynote speaker, Dr. Ruha Benjamin, a professor of African-American studies at Princeton University and the author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier and the forthcoming Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code. She has studied the social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine for just over 15 years and speaks widely on issues of innovation, equity, health, and justice."
Over the spring break, we set out for London in search of the archives and traveling histories of some of the itinerant and exiled thinkers we were studying. We followed the route of several deportees from the U.S. back to Brixton, a neighborhood in South London where Trinidadian writer C.L.R. James and his compatriot Claudia Jones ended up after their deportations from the United States during the 1950s at the height of McCarthyism.