Queer Pride Dance Pre-Parade Party!
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Queer Pride Dance Pre-Parade Party!

Queer Pride Dance Party!

Funk out with us the night before Pride Parade- Princeton's Fabulous First Ever!

Special guests include Mike Hot-Pence & Miss Gay NJ Lady Victoria Courtez (aka Victor Manuel Ruiz) who will also be performing a few special numbers during the dance!
Shimmy, shake, & show your pride!
ALL are welcome.
ALL ages.
ALL genders.
ALL our beautifully diverse communities!

Thank you to our fabulous Party Partners:
Arts Council of Princeton
Princeton Record Exchange
Small World Coffee
the bent spoon
Labyrinth Books Princeton
Olives Princeton

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Pride Parade
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

Pride Parade

  • 400 Witherspoon Street Princeton, NJ, 08540 United States (map)
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Princeton's first-ever Pride Parade!
We invite all to join us
Saturday 22 June
11AM at the Municipal Building at 400 Witherspoon St.
Our LGBTQIA community & their friends, families, & allies will march, dance, roll, & sashay through the historic Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood & end up at a fabulous after-party at the Princeton Family YMCA on Paul Robeson Place.
What better way to walk the walk (both literally & figuratively) of inclusivity & intersectionality than to bring together all of our beautifully diverse communities!
Come celebrate this significant & historic moment~
All are welcome from Princeton, neighboring towns & cities, & from across the state & nationally as well.
Please visit
www.rustincenter.org/pride-parade
to register
as well as to donate, volunteer, or otherwise be of service.
Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice
#PrideParade
#Pride

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Financial Literacy Thursdays With The Trans Capitalist
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

Financial Literacy Thursdays With The Trans Capitalist

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Did you know that the LGBTQIA* community buying power is equivalent to the fourth largest economy within the US & 10th globally?
Meaning our money has more power than we think in today's world, especially within Trump's Administration.
With this empowering information, what can we do with this new found information? A new form of activism can evolve!
Join us for an entertaining disucssion & sharing impactful solutions.
Hosted by The Trans Capitalist hismself Kenny K Davis, this free workshop is offered every second Thursday of the month & of course...
All are welcome.
https://www.facebook.com/events/338777563413202/

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¡La Lucha! An action-class in making a difference!
Jul
27
1:00 PM13:00

¡La Lucha! An action-class in making a difference!

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¡La Lucha!
(for teens)
Making a difference the fourth Saturday of every month starting 30 March 1PM
A teen social justice club which promises to listen, learn, & act, guided by your local Public Defender Cynthia Seda-Schreiber.
$20 a session; $100 for all six sessions*
*Of course, & as always, all of our programming will always be open to all on a sliding scale to accommodate & indeed welcome all members of our community
https://www.facebook.com/events/407517919822818/

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Financial Literacy Thursdays With The Trans Capitalist
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

Financial Literacy Thursdays With The Trans Capitalist

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Did you know that the LGBTQIA* community buying power is equivalent to the fourth largest economy within the US & 10th globally?
Meaning our money has more power than we think in today's world, especially within Trump's Administration.
With this empowering information, what can we do with this new found information? A new form of activism can evolve!
Join us for an entertaining disucssion & sharing impactful solutions.
Hosted by The Trans Capitalist hismself Kenny K Davis, this free workshop is offered every second Thursday of the month & of course...
All are welcome.
https://www.facebook.com/events/338777563413202/

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Pride Parade Volunteer Gathering!
Jun
15
1:01 PM13:01

Pride Parade Volunteer Gathering!

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Calling all friends, allies, & family who want to volunteer for our
Pride Parade- Princeton's Fabulous First Ever!
Those who want to be of service & accomplish some important tasks the week before the march & most especially the day of~
Please join us to advise, contribute, & help make this inspirational, empowering, & indeed historic event everything it can & needs to be to represent all our beautifully diverse communities!
This is a grassroots movement & we need all our boots on the ground to make it work...
https://www.facebook.com/events/443079422915828

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Financial Literacy Thursdays With The Trans Capitalist
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Financial Literacy Thursdays With The Trans Capitalist

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Did you know that the LGBTQIA* community buying power is equivalent to the fourth largest economy within the US & 10th globally?
Meaning our money has more power than we think in today's world, especially within Trump's Administration.
With this empowering information, what can we do with this new found information? A new form of activism can evolve!
Join us for an entertaining disucssion & sharing impactful solutions.
Hosted by The Trans Capitalist hismself Kenny K Davis, this free workshop is offered every second Thursday of the month & of course...
All are welcome.
https://www.facebook.com/events/338777563413202/

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Gardens for Change
Jun
8
10:30 AM10:30

Gardens for Change

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The power to change the world is in your hands (or at least, your green thumb that is!), both literally & figuratively!
Gardens for Change will be planting the seeds of knowledge through fun activities with food, arts & crafts, & gardening of course too. Kids will learn & explore how good food, gardens & eco-friendly practices can help us form deeper connections with ourselves, each other, our community & our earth.
Come dig up & grow a greener brighter future with Gardens for Change at the BRCSJ featuring NJ teacher, sustainable food advocate, & urban gardener extraordinaire, Steph Salvador.
Four sessions, $30 each or $100 for all four*

https://www.facebook.com/events/780979478943911/

*& of course, as with all our programming, this cost is on a sliding scale. All simply pay only what they can & no one will ever be turned away for lack of ability to do so).

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McCarter Theatre Community Play-Reading & Vegetarian Potluck
Jun
4
6:00 PM18:00

McCarter Theatre Community Play-Reading & Vegetarian Potluck

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We invite you to kick-off Pride Month at the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice with a vegetarian potluck dinner and participatory community reading of Michael Benjamin Washington’s "Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin."
Thanks to wonderful community partners McCarter Theatre!
6:00pm — Vegetarian Potluck
7:00pm — Community Reading

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Sunset Celebration ~ Ain't I A Woman?
May
29
6:00 PM18:00

Sunset Celebration ~ Ain't I A Woman?

A community gathering of women’s empowerment at Hinds Plaza to celebrate the anniversary of Sojourner Truth’s poem “Ain’t I A Woman?”

Women & their friends & allies are welcome to come together to share the words of Sojourner Truth & to further celebrate the courageous women & non-binary individuals of the past who have fought for gender equality. We will continue their legacies in the acknowledgment of this moment & pledge to continue to embolden ourselves & all those allied in the struggle.

Join Princeton Girl Up & the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in this Sunset Celebration of the past that will inform the present & inspire the future!
https://www.facebook.com/events/2001901996772651/

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¡La Lucha! An action-class in making a difference!
May
25
1:00 PM13:00

¡La Lucha! An action-class in making a difference!

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¡La Lucha!
(for teens)
Making a difference the fourth Saturday of every month starting 30 March 1PM
A teen social justice club which promises to listen, learn, & act, guided by your local Public Defender Cynthia Seda-Schreiber.
$20 a session; $100 for all six sessions*
*Of course, & as always, all of our programming will always be open to all on a sliding scale to accommodate & indeed welcome all members of our community
https://www.facebook.com/events/407517919822818/

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Poetry Lover's Workshop
May
18
10:30 AM10:30

Poetry Lover's Workshop

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Young poets ages 13-18 join us at BRCSJ HQ to
wax poetic every third Saturday of the month starting
17 March with educator Stephanie Cohen.
Reading, writing & performing original poetry
to start your Saturday in true literary fashion!
$25 per session*
*Of course, & as always, all of our programming will always be open to all on a sliding scale to accommodate & indeed welcome all members of our community.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1158553657655287

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Gardens for Change
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Gardens for Change

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The power to change the world is in your hands (or at least, your green thumb that is!), both literally & figuratively!
Gardens for Change will be planting the seeds of knowledge through fun activities with food, arts & crafts, & gardening of course too. Kids will learn & explore how good food, gardens & eco-friendly practices can help us form deeper connections with ourselves, each other, our community & our earth.
Come dig up & grow a greener brighter future with Gardens for Change at the BRCSJ featuring NJ teacher, sustainable food advocate, & urban gardener extraordinaire, Steph Salvador.
Four sessions, $30 each or $100 for all four*

https://www.facebook.com/events/780979478943911/

*& of course, as with all our programming, this cost is on a sliding scale. All simply pay only what they can & no one will ever be turned away for lack of ability to do so).

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Financial Literacy Thursdays With The Trans Capitalist
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Financial Literacy Thursdays With The Trans Capitalist

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Did you know that the LGBTQIA* community buying power is equivalent to the fourth largest economy within the US & 10th globally?
Meaning our money has more power than we think in today's world, especially within Trump's Administration.
With this empowering information, what can we do with this new found information? A new form of activism can evolve!
Join us for an entertaining disucssion & sharing impactful solutions.
Hosted by The Trans Capitalist hismself Kenny K Davis, this free workshop is offered every second Thursday of the month & of course...
All are welcome.
https://www.facebook.com/events/338777563413202/

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Drag Queens 2: Electric Boogaloo
May
4
3:00 PM15:00

Drag Queens 2: Electric Boogaloo

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Kids, families, adults of all ages & all our friends & allies are invited for a fun & engaging story hour featuring the fabulous HARMONICA SUNBEAM.
Drag Queen Story Hour helps children learn about gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, & builds empathy through stories & songs.
This DQSH will also be bilingual so our Latinx community can enjoy, feel welcome & be loved!
Miss Sunbeam will lead the children through fun songs & stories, followed by some delightful craft-making.
DQSH teaches children to accept & celebrate gender diversity in themselves & others, & helps to curb bullying of LGBTQIA children.
Buy your tickets early & often~
https://brcsjdqsh.eventbrite.com/
Adults, then drop the kids off at yer in-laws & please
join us later for the after-party,
HARMONICA SUNBEAM & HER FRIENDS ARE BACK, BABY!
Come party with the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice~
We are doing two performances this time to meet the high demand for our Queens-
An early show @ 6, then a late show (a lil' more blue!) @ 8.
This is the EARLY SHOW.
Buy your ticket carefully for the right show please!
Please note that we are adding a few dollars to ticket price to be able to give back to all our wonderful performers who insist on donating their time & talent!
Proudly presented by the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice as a community fund & friend-raiser.
All proceeds go directly to our burgeoning community activist center, educational enclave, & safe-space for all our kids, families, & beautifully diverse folks everywhere!
an early performance @ 6
Drag Show 2: Electric Boogaloo Harmonica Sunbeam & friends EARLY
then a late show (that'll get a li' blue!) @ 8!
Drag Show 2: Electric Boogaloo Harmonica Sunbeam & friends LATE
both @ BRCSJ HQ !

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Affirming Space for Our LGBTQIA Communities Conversation
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

Affirming Space for Our LGBTQIA Communities Conversation

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It has been far too long that many in our LGBTQIA communities have been reluctant, even scared, to enter various houses of worship & rightfully so. The work that many Affirming spaces of various faiths are doing shows how far we have come but we can all agree there is still much of a journey ahead of us.
In that respect, we would like to invite all to share in a dedicated conversation about the work many good folks are doing in this respect, how we might inspire others to follow in their footsteps in their own houses & places, & as well let our friends, allies, & families know that there are indeed safe & welcoming spaces of faith that will not only accept them but embrace them.
Please join Alexis Fuller-Wright of Christ Congregation Princeton, Rabbi Ira Dounn of the Center for Jewish Life - Hillel at Princeton University, & Aruna Rao of Desi Rainbow Parents & Allies at our Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice HQ for an enlightening, empowering, & indeed inspiring moment allowing us all to move forward together!

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¡La Lucha! An action-class in making a difference!
Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

¡La Lucha! An action-class in making a difference!

  • Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

¡La Lucha!
(for teens)
Making a difference the fourth Saturday of every month starting 30 March 1PM
A teen social justice club which promises to listen, learn, & act, guided by your local Public Defender Cynthia Seda-Schreiber.
$20 a session; $100 for all six sessions*
*Of course, & as always, all of our programming will always be open to all on a sliding scale to accommodate & indeed welcome all members of our community
https://www.facebook.com/events/407517919822818/

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Dance, Princeton, Dance!~ 90's Night
Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

Dance, Princeton, Dance!~ 90's Night

Jump around! Gather your friends & get ready to let your hair down! The Arts Council of Princeton’s Solley Theater will transform into an 90’s dance party with tunes by DJ ModCon02, snacks, & best of all, a celebration of community! Boring Friday nights? As if!!

$5 suggested donation helps us to continue planning events for our community.

Thank you to our Party Partners:
Princeton Record Exchange
Small World Coffee
the bent spoon
Labyrinth Books Princeton
Olives Princeton
Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice

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Mike Hot-Pence!
Apr
20
1:00 PM13:00

Mike Hot-Pence!

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The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice is beyond thrilled to welcome the fabulous
Mike Hot-Pence
for an intimate tea party at our Princeton HQ!
Mike Hot-Pence has been raising awareness, raising money, & raising Mike Pence’s blood pressure by shaking his can, both literally & figuratively, for causes & communities under attack from the Trump-Pence administration & the BRCSJ is honored that he has chosen to visit us on Saturday 20 April.
Please join us for tea, scones, & a private photo-op as Mike shares his story & engages in spirited conversation with the audience...
Then join us us out on Hinds Plaza after as Mike does his groove-thing for the greater community!
Tix here~
https://mikehotpence.eventbrite.com
(& for our friends, allies, & family celebrating Pesach, there will indeed be Kosher-for-Passover offerings!)

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Gardens for Change
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Gardens for Change

  • Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The power to change the world is in your hands (or at least, your green thumb that is!), both literally & figuratively!
Gardens for Change will be planting the seeds of knowledge through fun activities with food, arts & crafts, & gardening of course too. Kids will learn & explore how good food, gardens & eco-friendly practices can help us form deeper connections with ourselves, each other, our community & our earth.
Come dig up & grow a greener brighter future with Gardens for Change at the BRCSJ featuring NJ teacher, sustainable food advocate, & urban gardener extraordinaire, Steph Salvador.
Four sessions, $30 each or $100 for all four*

https://www.facebook.com/events/780979478943911/

*& of course, as with all our programming, this cost is on a sliding scale. All simply pay only what they can & no one will ever be turned away for lack of ability to do so).

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Financial Literacy Thursdays With The Trans Capitalist
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Financial Literacy Thursdays With The Trans Capitalist

  • Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Did you know that the LGBTQIA* community buying power is equivalent to the fourth largest economy within the US & 10th globally?
Meaning our money has more power than we think in today's world, especially within Trump's Administration.
With this empowering information, what can we do with this new found information? A new form of activism can evolve!
Join us for an entertaining disucssion & sharing impactful solutions.
Hosted by The Trans Capitalist hismself Kenny K Davis, this free workshop is offered every second Thursday of the month & of course...
All are welcome.
https://www.facebook.com/events/338777563413202/

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Widening the Welcome @ Christ Congregation
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Widening the Welcome @ Christ Congregation

Please join the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice as we continue our inspirational collaboration with Christ Congregation Princeton as part of their "Widening the Welcome"~
Every 1st Sunday of the month, as Pastor Alexis Fuller-Wright welcomes a member from our beautifully diverse communities to share with the congregation to help us all become better allies (& there's a yummy potluck as well!)
This day, River Mariman will be sharing with us.
River is an 18 year old born & raised Princetonite. He has always loved & been a part of this community. He decided to take time off after graduating from high school & rather than going to college, he spends his time working at Small World, making art, writing, reading, amongst many other things. He is also a trans & openly queer man who came out halfway through high school. Since coming out he has always been passionate about advocating for himself & his trans community as much as he could. He hopes to utilize the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice as a catalyst for educating people further & seeing more positive change in favor of the trans community come about in this town, this country, & anywhere we can spread our positivity together.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1017155615160115/

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