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Art Against Racism
Sep
20
to Sep 27

Art Against Racism

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Multiple local venues will host Princeton’s inaugural “Art Against Racism” group exhibition and related events from September 20-30.  “Art Against Racism” is a platform to promote social justice, inclusion, equity and anti-racist community-building through the visual arts.

The juried exhibition will feature work to be exhibited at participating organizations and businesses.  Exhibition sites include The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, the Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton United Methodist Church and Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton.

Several events have been planned to support the exhibition including but not limited to interdenominational breakfasts between members of black, Latino and predominantly white churches, a poetry slam, a talk on reparations, and an anti-racism drag show.

The exhibition is organized by Rhinold Ponder, a local artist, Robt Seda-Schreiber, Chief Activist of the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice (BRCSJ) and art curator and activist Ruthann Traylor of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton. Collectively, they see this event as an essential response to the current divisive and racially polarized environment.

“Our Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice is all at once honored and inspired to organize this event with Rhinold. Racism is so engrained in our collective consciousness, meaningful connections like this allow us to see how all our communities can come together in a creative and meaningful way to recognize and break down the institutional and foundational nature of it. The intersectional aspect of this work is the very essence of our mission and of our being of service to the people.” shared Seda-Schreiber.

“Unfortunately, due to the current environment of hatred “Art Against Racism” is very timely. It is about bringing people together to encourage others to understand how racism hurts us all both systemically and in our personal lives, It is call designed encourage anti-racist action on every level and to help worthy causes and artists in the process.” added Ponder.

“Art Against Racism” is one of several events participating in the Create Core Courage Annual Social Justice Art Events focused on bringing attention to the continuing need for social and institutional change through the arts.
Artists interested in exhibiting work in “Art Against Racism” may submit up to four images to artagainstracism@gmail.com
or find more details at https://www.createcorecourage.art/artagainstracism.html

To date the following events have been scheduled: 
On September 20, 2019, the Unitarian Universalist Church will host the Art Against Racism Opening Reception and Artists Talk.
On Sunday, September 22, several churches, including the Princeton United Methodist Church, the First Baptist Church of Princeton and the Universalist Unitarian Congregation of Princeton, will participate in interdenominational breakfasts bringing together congregants from multi-cultural churches with members of predominantly white churches. 
Local literary artists, including Ghandi GPS, will perform at a poetry event at the Arts Council of Princeton on September 27, 2019.
The Bayard Rustin Center will present “Racism Is A Drag” a performance of drag queens donating their time and talent for the cause on September 28th.

This year the funds raised by “Art Against Racism” will be donated to the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice.The BRCSJ is a community activist center, educational enclave and safe-space for LGBTQIA kids, intersectional families and our diverse community members. The BRCSJ HQ is located physically on 21 Wiggins St. in Princeton and virtually at www.rustincenter.org.

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Period Day Rally
Oct
19
3:00 PM15:00

Period Day Rally

OFFICIAL RSVP LINK: https://actionnetwork.org/events/new-jersey-natonal-period-day-rally/

On October 19, 2019, we will rally for NATIONAL PERIOD DAY -- elevating the issue of period poverty and demanding real change to making period products more accessible for all and ending the #TamponTax. This is an inclusive rally! Whether you menstruate or not, EVERYONE is welcome. Bring all your family and friends! Bring posters! Wear red!

It’s 2019, and yet, 1 in 4 women struggle to afford period products due to a lack of income. In the first city-wide study on period poverty, it was found that 46% of low-income women had to choose between a meal and period products. Because of the period stigma that makes menstruation a taboo topic, we don’t often think about what it’s like for a homeless or low-income menstruator to get their period, and don’t have open conversations about period health or solutions to period poverty.

We believe that it is a fundamental human right to be able to discover and reach your full potential, regardless of a natural need – and what could be more natural than menstruation? Simply put -- MENSTRUAL HYGIENE IS A RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE. We are the Menstrual Movement -- fighting for equitable access to menstrual hygiene, and breaking down the stigma surrounding periods. This fight is on ALL OF US, and we must TAKE ACTION NOW. Unlike most poverty-related issues, this one is solvable.

We call for clean and healthy period products to be freely accessible in schools, shelters, and prisons, and also stand in solidarity with the 34 US states who still have a sales tax on period products considering them non-essential items.

PLEASE SHARE! There are rallies being hosted all across the US in honor of PERIOD DAY!

We especially need ORGANIZERS from marginalized communities, so please email our national team policy@period.org or niyunb@gmail.com if you’re interested in getting more involved!

The current co-hosts of the New Jersey Period Day Rally are:
YWCA Princeton
Princeton Period Project
Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice

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Rainbow Day Camp screening
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Rainbow Day Camp screening

We are proud to participate in this year’s Welcoming Week celebration with a screening of the brand-new documentary “RAINBOW DAY CAMP” at Princeton Garden Theatre.
In 2015, a summer camp was created in the Bay Area to provide youth questioning their gender identity a safe and fun place to express themselves. This documentary provides insight into to the multilayered lives of the kids, their parents, and their allies.
Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Horacio Marquínez. Free event.

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Salas Dance, Welcoming Week!
Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

Salas Dance, Welcoming Week!

Gather your friends & get ready to let your hair down!
In celebration of Princeton Welcoming Week,
the Arts Council's Solley Theater will transform into a
Salsa dance party & ALL are welcome!

$5 suggested donation for this celebration of community!

Thank you to our fabulous party partners:
Princeton Record Exchange
Small World Coffee
the bent spoon
Housing Initiatives of Princeton
Princeton Human Services
Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice
Olives Princeton

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"Bisbee '17" Film Screening
Aug
12
6:30 PM18:30

"Bisbee '17" Film Screening

This film combines documentary and scripted elements while following members of the close-knit former mining community of Bisbee, Arizona, as they commemorate the centennial of the forced deportation of immigrant miners. During the Bisbee Deportation, 1,200 immigrants were violently removed from their homes by a deputized force, shipped to the desert on cattle cars & left to die.

Presented by the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in collaboration with the Princeton Public Library along with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS.

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Lights for Liberty
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Lights for Liberty

On Friday July 12, from 7 pm to 9 pm, the greater Princeton community will come together for Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps. The event is being held nationwide to spotlight the inhumane treatment of immigrant families by the current administration.
Beginning at 7 pm, community groups will have tables available to share information, petitions and action items. There will be live music and an art installation on view for the event. Starting at 8 pm local advocates and representatives will speak on the issue of human detention camps in the United States and the impact to our communities. At 9 p.m., around the country and around the world, participants will light candles in a silent vigil for all those held in US detention camps.
The Princeton event will feature prominent activists and local representatives including: Maria Juega, co-founder of the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Princeton councilwoman Leticia Fraga, Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, and Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, director of the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University.
Join Lights for Liberty Princeton in Hinds Plaza , co-hosted by Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, Princeton Marching Forward, Indivisible Princeton, Indivisible Cranbury, Stand CNJ, Princeton Progressive Action Group (PPAG), and Lawrence Citizen Activists.

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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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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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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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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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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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