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February 1

Black History Month Opening Night:  Soul Food Café 
7:00–9:00 p.m., Mackay Campus Center Auditorium, Princeton Theological Seminary
An open mic night of poetry, music, and arts.

February 4
Princeton Theological Seminary Martin Luther King Lecture: “The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Changing Nature of U.S. Religiosity”
8:00 p.m., Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary
Speaker: Dr. Anthony Pinn, Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and professor of religious studies at Rice University

February 6
YWCA Lunch and Learn: “The Olympic Moment That Became a Milestone in the Civil Rights Movement”
12:00–1:00 p.m., YWCA Princeton Bramwell House

The Princeton Public Library presents: Broken on All Sides Film and Discussion
7:00 p.m., Community Room, Princeton Public Library
Film will explore the intersection of race and poverty within the criminal justice system.

February 7
The Association of Black Seminarians at Princeton Seminary presents: MLK Worship Service and Concert
6:00 p.m., Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary
Preacher: The Reverend Andre Lewis, executive pastor at New Faith Church in Houston, TX
Concert: featuring the Princeton Seminary Gospel Choir Selah, the Princeton Seminary Chapel Choir, gospel singer William Heard, and gospel performer William Carter III
7:15 p.m., Praise Worship Service: rendered by the Emmanuel Baptist Church Brooklyn, NY

February 8–9
All Night Prayer Vigil (Shut-In) presented by the Association of Black Seminarians in conjunction with the Association of Charismatic and Theological Students
11:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m, Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary

February 9
The Redefining Freedom Black History Month Gala: A Celebration Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Signing of the Emancipation Proclamation
7:00–9:00 p.m., The Andlinger Center Chancellor Green Rotunda, Princeton University
(This is a ticketed event.)
Sponsored by the Carl Fields Center, the Association of Black Seminarians at Princeton Seminary, the Center of African American Studies, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University,  the Program in American Studies, the Princeton Public Library, the YWCA of Princeton, and the Paul Robeson Center

February 11
The Carl Fields Center at Princeton University presents: A Conversation with Dr. Shaun Harper
4:30 p.m., Multipurpose Room, The Carl Fields Center, Princeton University
Speaker: Dr. Shaun Harper, associate professor and director, Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education

February 12
The Princeton Public Library presents: Author Daniel Stashower
7:00 p.m., Community Room, Princeton Public Library
The narrative historian and award-winning novelist discusses his book The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln before the Civil War

James Baldwin Lecture: ”Art, Music, and Politics in the Book of Revelation”
Speaker: Elaine Pagels, the Harrington Spear Paine Foundation Professor of Religion at Princeton University. A book signing will follow the lecture.
7:00 p.m., McCormick Hall, Room 101, Princeton University
For more information please visit the Center for African American Studies: www.princeton.edu/africanamericanstudies/events

February 13
Diversifying the STEM Field: Increasing Minority Representation in Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math
4:30–5:00 p.m., The Carl Fields Center, Princeton University
 
The Princeton Public Library presents: Looking for Lincoln Documentary
7:00 p.m. Community Room, Princeton Public Library
Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. pieces together Lincoln’s complex life with input from re-enactors, relic hunters, past presidents, Lincoln scholars, and historians. 2 hours.

February 14
Black History Month committee presents: “Throwback Thursday”
9:00 p.m., TV Lounge, Frisk Campus Center, Princeton University
Screening several episodes of The Cosby Show

February 16
Mass Incarceration Documentary Series and Discussion
The Carl Fields Center, Princeton University
 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.: House I Live In
 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Long Distance Revolutionary
   2:45 – 4:00 p.m.:  Panel Discussion
Sponsored by: The Association of Black Seminarians and Women’s Center at Princeton Seminary, the Black History Month Committee at Princeton University, the Carl Fields Center at Princeton University, the New Jim Crow Project of Princeton, the Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR) at Princeton University, the Princeton Public Library, and the Paul Robeson Center

February 18
Princeton University Black History Committee and the Center for Jewish Life presents: “Black and Jewish Dialogue"
7:00 p.m., The Center of Jewish Life, Princeton University

February 19
The Association of Black Seminarians at Princeton Seminary presents: Chat & Chew Lunch Series with Minister DeVon Franklin
12:00–1:00 p.m. Main Lounge, Mackay Campus Center
Speaker: Minister DeVon Franklin, senior vice president of production for Columbia Pictures

The Association of Black Seminarians presents: Panel Discussion on “For Such a Time As This: Saving a Generation through Reviving Morality in Media”
6:00–9:00 p.m., Stuart Hall, Room 6, Princeton Theological Seminary
Various persons from the entertainment and media industry.

February 20
The Carl Fields Center presents: Joyce Shabazz Workshop on “The Dilemma of Race: Examining the Structure of Racialization”
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Multipurpose Room, The Carl Fields Center, Princeton University  

Princeton University Career Services Office presents: Social E Workshop  with  Omar Wasow, founder of Black Planet and also co-founder of Charter School in Brooklyn, NY
7:30–8:30 p.m., Career Services Workshop Room, Princeton University
Speaker: Omar Wasow, founder of Black Planet and cofounder of a high performing charter school in Brooklyn, NY
 
February 21
The Association of Black Seminarians at Princeton Seminary presents: Chat & Chew Lunch Series: “Education and Inequality” with Dr. Angel Harris
12:00–1:00 p.m., Main Lounge, Mackay Campus Center, Princeton Theological Seminary

Discussion with Crunk Feminist Collective
4:30 p.m., The Card Fields Center, Princeton University
With the LGBT Center, The Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Women’s Center 

February 22
The Princeton Public Library presents: Slavery by Another Name
7:00 p.m., Community Room, Princeton Public Library
This documentary film, based on the book by Douglas Blackmon, challenges the belief that slavery in America ended with the Emancipation Proclamation and sheds light on the practice of forced labor that existed into the 20th century.

February 22 and 23
The Association of Black Seminarians at Princeton Seminary presents: James Weldon Johnson’s play, God’s Trombones
7:00–8:30 p.m., Mackay Campus Center Auditorium, Princeton Theological Seminary

February 23
Princeton Caribbean Connection Group presents:  “Taste of Carnival”
8:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m., The Carl Fields Center, Princeton University

February 25
Princeton University Office of Religious Life presents: “Being Black and Muslim" dialogue
The Carl Fields Center, Time TBD

February 27
The Association of Black Seminarians at Princeton Seminary presents: Jane Molden Closing Worship Service
6:30 p.m., Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary
Preacher: Dr. Elaine Flake
Praise and Worship begins at 6:30 and service begins at 7:00

February 28
The Center for African American Studies at Princeton University presents: Conversation Series: Natasha Trethewey and Tracy K. Smith
4:30–6:00 p.m., The Andlinger Center Chancellor Green Rotunda, Princeton University
An open conversation between two leading poets in the U.S. today.
http://www.princeton.edu/africanamericanstudies/events/

The Princeton Public Library presents: “Emancipation Proclamation Community Commemoration”
7:00 p.m., Princeton High School Performing Arts Center
Pulitzer Prize-winning authors and historians James McPherson and Douglas Blackmon join Princeton High School students and community members in an examination of the historic significance of the Emancipation Proclamation 150 years after its enactment by Abraham Lincoln.


Black History Month events are sponsored by the Association of Black Seminarians at Princeton Seminary, the Black History Month Committee at Princeton University, the Carl Fields Center at Princeton University, the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, the Princeton Public Library, the Woodrow Wilson School, the Program in American Studies at Princeton University, the Paul Robeson Center of Princeton, and the YWCA of Princeton.

All events are free and open to the public, unless noted. For more information, please contact ptsblackseminarians@gmail.com.