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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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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¡La Lucha! An action-class in making a difference!
Apr
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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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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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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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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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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¡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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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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¡La Lucha! An action-class in making a difference!
Jun
22
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
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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Gardens for Change
Apr
13
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
Apr
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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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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¡La Lucha! An action-class in making a difference!
Mar
30
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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Bayard Rustin Birthday Screening/Conversation with Walter Naegle
Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

Bayard Rustin Birthday Screening/Conversation with Walter Naegle

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Our Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice couldn't be more thrilled & honored to present a special screening of Brother Outsider: the Life of Bayard Rustin followed by intimate conversation between his partner Walter Naegle & our Chief Activist Robt Seda-Schreiber.
Please join us at BRCSJ HQ, 21 Wiggins St. in Princeton, on Sunday 17 March @ 1PM for a wonderful film, inspirational talk, & delightful refreshments, all in fabulous birthday celebration of our hero Bayard Rustin!
Admission is free but please consider a donation at the door to help us continue our good works of the people & great service to all our beautifully diverse communities...
Tickets aqui~
https://bayardsbirthday.eventbrite.com

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Poetry Lover's Workshop
Mar
16
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
Mar
9
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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Drag Queen Show, baby!
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Drag Queen Show, baby!

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PRINCETON's FIRST FULL-ON DRAG SHOW!
Come celebrate with the BRCSJ
after our delightful Drag Queen Story Hour, drop the kids at yer in-laws &
head out to the after-party with the
Fabulous Miss Harmonica Sunbeam & her friends @ BRCSJ HQ!
Proudly presented by the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice as our first community fundraiser.
All proceeds go directly to our burgeoning community activist center, educational enclave, & safe-space for all our kids, families, & beautifully diverse folks everywhere!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drag-show-extravaganza-featuring-the-fabulous-harmonica-sunbeam-friends-tickets-55778644427

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Drag Queen Story Hour
Feb
23
3:00 PM15:00

Drag Queen Story Hour

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.
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.
Proudly presented by the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice as our first community fundraiser.
All proceeds go directly to our burgeoning community activist center, educational enclave, & safe-space for all our kids, families, & beautifully diverse folks everywhere!
Adults, then drop the kids off at yer in-laws & please
join us later for the after-party,
Princeton's first-ever full-on Drag Show Extravaganza, 6pm @ BRCSJ HQ !

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"Free CeCe" screening
Feb
19
6:30 PM18:30

"Free CeCe" screening


Screening & Discussion of the film:

Free CeCe!

Tuesday, February 19, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The controversial imprisonment of trans woman & LGBTQ activist CeCe McDonald is the subject of this documentary.
The screening will be followed by a discussion between director Jacqueline Gares & BRCSJ Chief Activist Robt Seda-Schreiber.

Princeton Public Library Community Room.
1 hour, 37 minutes. Co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library, the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice and Campaign to the End the New Jim Crow.



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The Fallacy & Harm of Valentine's Day: Women Fight Back!
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

The Fallacy & Harm of Valentine's Day: Women Fight Back!

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Women of all ages & their friends & allies come together to dismantle the myths & manufactured nature of Valentine’s Day, battle the false nature of forced loneliness, eradicate the inherent body-shaming & celebrate Sex Positivity.
Please join Princeton Girl Up & the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice as we host a sharing circle wherein we talk about these issues to grow stronger & be better together.
(& yes, there will be pizza!)

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No Emergency, No Walls, No Wars! Protest Rally
Feb
15
1:30 PM13:30

No Emergency, No Walls, No Wars! Protest Rally

President Trump announced a "national emergency" to build his wall. We will rally in opposition on Saturday the 16th, at noon in Hinds Plaza, 55 Witherspoon St. Princeton, NJ 08542.

Hosted by the Coalition for Peace Action & the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in association with MoveOn.

Please visit link below to sign up so we know how many to expect & can contact you with any updates: https://secure.everyaction.com/369IneYb102y4jITdm_LQQ2

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LGTQIA Cultural Competencies Panel
Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

LGTQIA Cultural Competencies Panel

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This panel presentation, moderated by Robt Seda-Schreiber of the
Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, will include information about language and definition of terms associated with the LGBTQIA community, specifically lesser known identities within the community, that will increase cultural competency for those attending.

Topics to be covered include: definitions of sexual orientation and gender identity and how the two interact; a primer on pronouns; the LGBTQ experience, hetero-normativity, gender binary, and privilege; changing our systems, policies, and procedures to be inclusive and non-binary; how to be a good ally to the LGBTQIA community.

Panelists include Alex Aikens, Program Manager at HiTOPS, and Michele Mazakas, member of PFLAG/TNET Princeton as well as others.

Refreshments will be served.

Co-Presented by:
Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice
Pflag/Tnet Princeton
HiTOPS
Princeton Public Library

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Women's March Sign-Making & Truth-Sharing Gathering
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Women's March Sign-Making & Truth-Sharing Gathering

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The night before the Women's March, The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in alliance with Princeton Girl Up will host an inspirational poster-making & share-your-truth gathering.
The Center will be open for folks from all of our diverse communities to come together to make signs to bring to the March as well as to share stories, hopes, & experiences.
This safe-space will allow girls & women (& their allies!) to create a moment of inspiration & aspiration moving forward together.
Creativity & poster-making supplies available but gladly accepted if you want to contribute!
All are welcome...

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