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To Be Known and Heard: Systemic Racism and Princeton University Virtual Gallery and Roundtable Discussion

January 18, 2021 · 6:00 pm7:15 pm · Virtual

Office of Wintersession and Campus Engagement; Carl A. Fields Center; Humanities Council

The Office of Wintersession and Campus Engagement presents the unveiling of the virtual gallery “To Be Known and Heard: Systemic Racism and Princeton University.” This virtual gallery is a vibrant visual narrative experience that confronts the legacy of racism within the University’s history and present, shares historical and contemporary examples of anti-racist work at the University, details significant student activism efforts over the years, and incorporates community members’ constructive visions for a more equal and just University and world.

The virtual gallery includes a chronology of key moments and people in Princeton University’s racial history and several thematic sections in which attendees can explore and learn. This launch event will alternate between attendees looking through the virtual gallery themselves and learning from the reflections of roundtable discussion participants:

Brian Eugenio Herrera (Lewis Center for the Arts; Gender and Sexuality Studies)

Tera Hunter (African American Studies; History)

Beth Lew-Williams (History)

Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Classics)

Co-moderated by Tennille Haynes (Carl A. Fields Center) and Judy Jarvis (Office of Wintersession and Campus Engagement)

Audience members will be able to ask questions and engage with the interactive parts of the site.

This virtual event is free and open to the Princeton University community. Registration required.


“To Be Known and Heard” is a joint project of the Office of Wintersession and Campus Engagement and the Carl A. Fields Center, with co-sponsorship from Office of the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity, University Archives, Office of the Vice President for Campus Life, the Campus Conversations on Identities Fund, the Program in American Studies, the History Department, the Sociology Department and the Humanities Council. The virtual gallery was designed by Isometric Studio, and the work was informed by the ideas and feedback of an advisory group consisting of professors, administrators, and students.

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