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Discussion: Black Activism, Then and Now

2022-02-15 19:00:00 2022-02-15 20:00:00 America/New_York Discussion: Black Activism, Then and Now Virtual - Zoom

Tuesday, February 15
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-02-15 19:00:00 2022-02-15 20:00:00 America/New_York Discussion: Black Activism, Then and Now Attorney Meena Jagannath, the Rev. Lukata Mjumbe, and scholar Shana L. Redmond discuss Black activism, past and present, in a conversation moderated by Derecka Purnell, a lawyer, writer and organizer. Virtual - Zoom

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Attorney Meena Jagannath, the Rev. Lukata Mjumbe, and scholar Shana L. Redmond discuss Black activism, past and present, in a conversation moderated by Derecka Purnell, a lawyer, writer and organizer.

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In honor of Black History Month, join us for a virtual discussion centered around the theme of Black activism in historical and contemporary perspective. How have previous generations of Black activists shaped activism today? What connections can we draw between Black activism at the local, national, and international level? Using famed Princeton resident Paul Robeson as one of several anchors to explore these questions and others, the conversation will consider past, present, and future trends of protest, resistance, and organization in the fight against racism. The program will feature Meena Jagannath, Rev. Lukata Mjumbe, and Shana L. Redmond in conversation with moderator Derecka Purnell. An audience Q&A will follow the speakers' conversation.

Meena Jagannath is Director of Global Programs at Movement Law Lab. Prior to coming to the Lab, Jagannath co-directed the Community Justice Project, Inc., a Miami-based movement lawyering organization supporting campaigns for racial justice and human rights. She is a movement lawyer with an extensive background in activism and international human rights, including work in Haiti and Guatemala. While in Miami, Jagannath used her legal skills to build the power of movements locally in South Florida around workers rights, housing, gentrification and police brutality. She has also brought to bear her international human rights expertise in delegations to the United Nations to elevate U.S.-based human rights issues like police accountability in Ferguson and Miami as well as Stand Your Ground laws to the international level. Jagannath received her J.D from the University of Washington School of Law, where she was a William H. Gates Public Service Law Scholar. She also holds a Master's degree in International Affairs (Human Rights) from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and a B.A. in International Relations and Peace and Justice Studies from Tufts University.

The Reverend Lukata Mjumbe is the Pastor of the historic Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church of Princeton, NJ. Witherspoon Street’s longest serving Pastor was the Reverend William Drew Robeson and the father of Paul Robeson. Like father and son, Reverend Mjumbe is a deeply committed advocate and organizer, talented theater artist and respected scholar committed to the radical transformation and salvation of oppressed communities and marginalized people. He is a high honors Political Science graduate of Morehouse College and Princeton Theological Seminary in Religion & Society (M.Div., Th.M). He also serves as the Faith Policy Advisor to Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12).

Derecka Purnell is a lawyer, organizer, and author of "Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom." She works to end police and prison violence by providing legal assistance, research, and training in grassroots organizations through an abolitionist framework. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Purnell co-created the COVID-19 Policing Project at the Community Resource Hub for Safety Accountability to track police arrests, harassment, citations and other enforcement through public health orders related to the pandemic. She received her JD from Harvard Law School, her BA from the University of Missouri- Kansas City, and studied public policy and economics at the University of California- Berkeley as a Public Policy and International Affairs Law Fellow. Her writing has been published widely, including in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Boston Review, Teen Vogue, and Harper's Bazaar. Purnell has lectured, studied, and strategized around social movements across the United States, The Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Australia. She is currently a columnist at The Guardian, a Margaret Burroughs Fellow for the Social Justice Initiative’s Portal Project at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and a Scholar-in-Residence at Columbia Law School.

Shana L. Redmond, Ph.D. (she/her), is a scholar and continuing student of the Black Radical Tradition. She is the author of "Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora" (2014) and "Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson" (2020), which, among other accolades, received a 2021 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. She is President-Elect of the American Studies Association and Professor of English and Comparative Literature and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity & Race at Columbia University.


This program is presented in partnership with the Pace Center for Civic Engagement at Princeton University and the Paul Robeson House of Princeton and made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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EVENT TYPE: | Lectures & Presentations | Civic Life |

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This biographical musical drama follows the life of rock and roll icon, singer, and actor Elvis Presley, told from the perspective of his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Tea and biscuits will be served.

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Princeton University students provide after-school homework help in all academic subjects to students in elementary through high school. Registration is not required for this drop-in program

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Thu, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
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Thu, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Princeton Public Library - Conference Room
The group discusses "Last Night at the Lobster" by Stewart O'Nan.

Thu, Dec 15, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 0-24 months old with an adult caregiver.

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Thu, Dec 15, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Princeton Public Library - CoLab Space
Princeton University students provide after-school homework help in all academic subjects to students in elementary through high school. Registration is not required for this drop-in program.

Fri, Dec 16, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Princeton Public Library
Students in sixth through 12th grade are invited to follow a trail of clues through the library to earn a prize.

Fri, Dec 16, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Quiet Room
Practice speaking English in Friday morning's in-person conversation group, facilitated by a volunteer.

Fri, Dec 16, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Princeton Public Library - CoLab Space
Princeton University students provide after-school homework help in all academic subjects to students in elementary through high school. Registration is not required for this drop-in program

Sat, Dec 17, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Princeton Public Library
Students in sixth through 12th grade are invited to follow a trail of clues through the library to earn a prize.

Sat, Dec 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 2 years and up, accompanied by an adult.

Sat, Dec 17, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
Storytime in Japanese for children and their caregivers.

Sat, Dec 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Princeton Public Library - CoLab Space
Students in grades 6 to 8 are invited to explore applications and topics in math.

Sat, Dec 17, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
These sessions are intended for youth in second through sixth grade who are beginners or have some chess experience. Registration is not necessary.

Sun, Dec 18, 9:30am - 11:30am
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
Continuing a longstanding tradition, the library will host a community viewing for the final game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Sun, Dec 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Join UK travel/relocation consultant and former UK resident Claire Evans via Zoom for a delightful culinary tour of the UK inspired by “The Great British Baking Show” television series, aired on PBS.
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Mon, Dec 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Princeton Public Library - STEAM Studio
These drop-in, non-competitive, community-based Lego sessions include building time and design sharing.

Mon, Dec 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Google Meet - https://meet.google.com/aet-vjgt-gvp
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Tue, Dec 20, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Princeton Room
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Tue, Dec 20, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Writers receive constructive feedback at these twice-monthly group sessions during which participants read passages from a work in progress and members offer suggestions.

Wed, Dec 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 2 years old and up with an adult caregiver.

Wed, Dec 21, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 0-24 months old with an adult caregiver.

Wed, Dec 21, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
The library's Board of Trustees will meet in the Community Room at the Princeton Public Library.

Wed, Dec 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
This virtual series is for advanced beginners and intermediate players, ages 6 through 12. Registration required.
Registration opens Monday, December 5 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Dec 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 2 years old and up with an adult caregiver.

Thu, Dec 22, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 0-24 months old with an adult caregiver.

Thu, Dec 22, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Google Meet - meet.google.com/kvn-unvt-yjc
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This event is full

Fri, Dec 23, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Princeton Public Library
The 2022 action-adventure comedy film sequel based on the video game series is screened.

Tue, Dec 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
Based on the kids’ graphic novel series by Aaron Blabey, this animated comedy follows a gang of animal outlaws who lean into their rap as the villains of the animal kingdom for thrills and profit.

Tue, Dec 27, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Princeton Room
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Wed, Dec 28, 10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual - YouTube
Join guest readers from YingHua International School as they share storytime in Mandarin Chinese. For ages 3 and up, depending on Chinese proficiency level.

Wed, Dec 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 2 years old and up with an adult caregiver.

Wed, Dec 28, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 0-24 months old with an adult caregiver.

Thu, Dec 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 2 years old and up with an adult caregiver.

Thu, Dec 29, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 0-24 months old with an adult caregiver.

Thu, Dec 29, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Google Meet - meet.google.com/kvn-unvt-yjc
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Thu, Dec 29, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
Scientists from Mad Science give a zany and exciting presentation showcasing the science of winter.

Fri, Dec 30, All day
Princeton Public Library
Stop by the third floor Youth Services Department for a take-home maker activity while supplies last.

Sun, Jan 01, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Princeton Room
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