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Events in Princeton This Week

Here's a roundup of interesting things going on in and around Princeton this week

 

Monday

Dr. Anthony B. Pinn, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities, professor of religious studies, and director of graduate studies at Rice University, will give the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lecture, “The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Changing Nature of U.S. Religiosity.” Princeton Theological Seminary, Miller Chapel, 8 p.m. 

 

Tuesday

A book discussion of “Slavery by Another Name” by Douglas Blackmon, part of a series of book discussions at the library commemorating the 150th anniversary of the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation. The book is a Pulitzer Prize-winning historical expose that examines the forced labor and involuntary servitude that replaced slavery for tens of thousands of black people following the Civil War, Quiet Room, 7 p.m. 

 

Wednesday

The James McPhillips Museum and Gift Shop Show opens at Small World Coffee, featuring original oil paintings of Princeton and gift shop items including Prince-TON t-shirts, Harvard Shirts, tote bags, Princeton calendars, greeting cards and bagged tagged McPhillips Art Mini's. Exhibition runs through March 5. 

  A look back at a pivotal time during the height of America’s civil rights movement, Noon. 

 former justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of the Republic of Germany; and Visiting Professor of Law and Gruber Global Constitutionalism Fellow at Yale Law School at the Woodrow Wilson School, Robertson Hall, Princeton University, 4:30 p.m.

Cornerstone Community Kitchen at Princeton United Methodist Church offers Cornerstone Community Kitchen, offering a free a nutritious meal in a friendly atmosphere, 5 p.m. 

Film and Discussion: “Broken on All Sides” at Princeton Public Library. A documentary by Matthew Pillischer centers on the intersection of race and poverty within the criminal justice system and the belief that mass incarceration of blacks has become today’s version of Jim Crow segregation. Pillischer will lead a discussion afterwards. Community Room, 7 p.m. 

 

Thursday

Panel Discussion: "Protecting the Rights of Children Affected by Armed Conflict: The Role of The United Nations and NGO's." Participants will include Leila Zerrougui, special representative of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict; Jo Becker, advocacy director for the Children's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch; and Eva Smets, director of WatchList on Children and Armed Conflict. Robertson Hall, Princeton University, 4:30 pm 

Princeton Environmental Film Festival presents Symphony of the Soil. Filmed on four continents, the movie shares the voices of some of the world’s most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists. The film also examines the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on its key role in addressing the most challenging environmental problems of our time. Community Room, 7 p.m.

Princeton Environmental Film Festival presents Symphony of the Soil. Filmed on four continents, the movie shares the voices of some of the world’s most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists. The film also examines the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on its key role in addressing the most challenging environmental problems of our time. Community Room, 7 p.m.

 Pre-concert talk by Professor Susan Youens, University of Notre Dame. Discussion begins at 7 p.m. concert begins at 8 p.m. 

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