The Origins of Racism and Anti-Semitism: A Conversation* with Professor Doug Massey
Tuesday, November 4, 4:30pm, Carl Fields Center Room 105
Please join Black Jewish Dialogue for our second event of the year!
Professor Massey is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is co-author of American Apartheid (Harvard University Press, 1993), which won the Distinguished Publication Award of the American Sociological Association. Massey is Past-President of the Population Association of America and the American Sociological Association and current President of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.*and Kosher Snack will be provided. Questions? Email hrosenth@Princeton.edu
Black Jewish Dialogue is a partnership between the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding and the Center for Jewish Life with the goal of encouraging collaboration and dialogue among cultural groups on Princeton's campus by exploring historical and cultural similarities within and differences between Black and Jewish communities.
Dinner Discussion with Dr. Prabhiot Singh
Tuesday, November 4, 6:00pm, Carl Fields Center Room 105
Prabhjot Singh is the Director of Systems Design at the Earth Institute and Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He is the co-chair of the One Million Community Health Worker Campaign, which is an initiative of the African Union and UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Domestically, he focuses on developing community-based health care delivery systems, where he is a practicing doctor in East Harlem. Prabhjot completed an MD at Cornell and PhD in Neural and Genetic Systems at Rockefeller University, with a Post-Doctoral fellowship in Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Young Leader, Soros Fellow and a Truman National Security Fellow. His work has been featured in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Lancet, WHO Bulletin, Health Affairs, Global Health and Diplomacy.
This event is limited Students only! Please RSVP to CAF@princeton.edu
Dear White People Movie Screening
Wednesday, November 5, 8:00pm, Princeton Garden Theater
Don't miss one of the most talked about movies!! "Dear White People" November 5th at the Garden Theater 8PM Tickets are free with your PUID! (pick up day of screening) Hosted by Carl Fields Center, Princeton Black Student Union, Princeton Asian American Students Association and Princeton Latinos y Amigos
Black Thought in the Hour of Chaos: A Conversation with Cornel West, Imani Perry, and Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Thursday, November 6 in McCosh Hall, Room 50, at 4:30pm
The 2014 – 2015 Conversation Series presented by the Center for African American Studies brings Dr. Cornel West back to Princeton University. West will engage in a dialogue with colleagues Dr. Imani Perry and Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. about the current state of black America. Central to the conversation are the topics of jobs and unemployment, mass incarceration, and the paucity of courageous, prophetic black voices in the public debate. In short, they will grapple with the sense of chaos in black America and struggle with the question, “What do we need to do now in the face of this crisis?"
The conversation on November 6th will focus on the courage of people and communities of courage. West, Perry and Glaude will draw from past thinkers to speculate on a progressive future. Cornel West’s new book Black Prophetic Fire frames this discussion. In the book, he examines Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X, and Ida B. Wells as prophets of black America.
Our conversation series demonstrates the Center’s commitment to modeling a form of engagement that enriches public discussion on a range of topics including: politics, music, literature, and the arts. The series brings together public figures, from the same or different fields, to share perspectives on their work and insights into our society.
Queering the Color Line Dinner
Tuesday, November 11, 6:00pm, Carl Fields Center, Room 105
This is a welcoming and supportive space for LGBTQA students, staff, and faculty of color to meet and hang out. Drop in and have dinner, which is provided by the Fields Center, Frist Programs Office, LGBT Center, and Women’s Center.
FFR LGBTQ Fall Lecture: The Criminalization of Identity
Tuesday, November 18, 4:30pm-6pm Betts Auditorium (Architecture Building)
Join us for a panel discussion about the criminalization of identity, particularly in relation to race, class, sex, gender identity, and sexuality. Panelists include: Reina Gossett (2014-2015 Activist-In-Residence at Barnard College’s Center for Research on Women), Joey Mogul (Partner at the People’s Law Office and the Director of the Civil Rights Clinic at DePaul University College of Law), and Naomi Murakawa (Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University). The conversation will be moderated by Regina Kunzel, the Doris Stevens Professor in Women’s Studies and Professor of History at Princeton University. This event is free and open to the public.
Presented by the Fund for Reunion with support from the Carl A. Fields Center, Center for African American Studies, LGBT Center, and SPEAR.
Little White Lie Film Screening
Thursday, November 20, Guyot 10, 6:00pm
Little White Lie tells Lacey Schwartz's story of growing up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity — despite the open questions from those around her about how a white girl could have such dark skin. She believes her family's explanation that her looks were inherited from her dark-skinned Sicilian grandfather. But when her parents abruptly split, her gut starts to tell her something different.
The Film explores questions such as; What defines our identity, our family of origin or the family that raises us? How do we come to terms with the sins and mistakes of our parents? Director Lacey Schwartz discovers that answering those questions means understanding her parents' own stories as well as her own. She pieces together her family history and the story of her dual identity using home videos, archival footage, interviews, and episodes from her own life. Little White Lie is a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and redemption.
Sponsored by Sustained Dialogue
El Grito De Poetas
Friday, November 21, 8:00pm, Carl Fields Center, Room 104
El Grito de Poetas collective is a group of diverse latino and latina poets dedicated to the craft and performance of modern day poetry. With their Latin roots and culture entrenched deeply within urban NYC; They are firmly committed to spreading knowledge of our various cultures, heritage and traditions through neo-modern traditional style of spoken word. They are educators, poets, and emcees. We value our people and for that, we scream. Por eso, gritamos!!
How Media Perpetuates a Culture of Stereotypes
Monday, December 1st at 8pm in McCosh 10
This workshop looks at the history of racial stereotypes utilizing books, TV shows, and film clips. It challenges participants to examine how their personal and professional histories have been shaped by the media. In this workshop, we will look at how current events, media, popular music and movies have portrayed stereotypical views and how that has impacted the millennial generation.
Refreshments will be served.
Race & Privilege: Why Wealth & Status Didn't Protect My Family from Suburban Bigotry
December 2nd at 5:30 pm at Fields Center Room 104
New York attorney and NY Times bestselling author Lawrence Otis Graham '83 appeared on the cover of October's Princeton Alumni Weekly and talks about the rules that he and his kids were told to follow if they wanted to avoid discrimination. A graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School, Graham is the author of 14 books on race, class and politics including Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class and The Senator and The Socialite. He talks about today's "suburban bigotry", his now famous New York Magazine experience of going undercover at a country club that did not allow Blacks, Latinos, Asians, Jews or women; and he offers advice on bridging the gap between groups.
Sponsored by the Carl Fields Center and the Black Leadership Coalition
Black Heirlooms Film Screening
Thursday, December 4, Time 6:30 pm, Carl Fields Center, Room 104
Black Heirlooms, Directed by Amanda Brown, is a documentary about intergenerational wealth from a millennial perspective.
When my 86 year old grandmother (we call her Mee-Mah) was hospitalized after a stroke, her 8 children became irreconcilably divided over her small estate. Through the story of our family, and supporting interviews with researchers, lawyers, authors, and financial planners-- Black Heirlooms examines how we pass things on from one generation to the next and where we are going wrong. Can we ever close the widening wealth gap? And why does it matter? Is the value of family estates more or less important than the access that wealth can provide? This is a film about intergenerational wealth, and a personal and cultural examination of the wealth gap in America.
The screening will be immediately followed by an intergenerational dialogue about financial practices and asset-building priorities.
Watch the Trailer here: Black Heirlooms