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Events Archive

African American Studies Teach-In 2021

The Division of Inclusive Excellence is proud to have supported the first annual African American Studies Teach-In on February 12, 2021. Three exceptional scholars – Michael Mitchell, Adaurennaya Onyewuenyi, and Alma Khasawnih – presented research on timely issues of the carceral experience, Blackness at TCNJ, and the political power of graffiti. A recording is available for those who could not attend. Continue Reading

Pan-African Flag Raising Ceremony 2021

This event marks the start of our observance and celebration of Black History Month 2021, and will feature remarks from TCNJ students and administrators along with a rendition of Lift Every Voice and Sing. TCNJ’s own Rev. Jamal Johnson will provide reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King, a massively impactful figure in US and world history. This event will be held on February 5 at 12pm noon in front of Trenton Hall. Please join us virtually. Continue Reading

Safe Zone Training – Fall 2020

September 8 and November 17 | This workshop will give participants opportunities to learn about gender and sexuality, and to examine how oppression hinders the creation of welcoming environments for LGBTQ+ people. We will also explore some of the enduring societal limits placed on empathy for LGBTQ+ people, and the steps non-LGBTQ+ people can do to reframe unjust social narratives about sexuality that damage everyone. Continue Reading

Actors, Allies, and Accomplices & Disruption with Chianti Blackmon

November 11 & 12 |
These interactive workshops will engage participants in self-reflection and action planning to use privileged aspects of their identity to dismantle oppression. They will complete a self-assessment activity to determine whether their current actions in support of this social justice issue categorize them as actors, allies, or accomplices. This session should particularly benefit participants who are interested in using their privileged identities to grow in their advocacy for social justice. Continue Reading

The N-Word with RahK Lash

November 10 | 11am |
“Why do they get to say it but I don’t? Can I say it if it comes up in a song? Did they really deserve to lose their job for saying it?” From euphemism and endearment to cancel culture and invitations to the cookout, this space will explore the history, etymology, and usage of the N-word while delving into topics of pop culture, whiteness, the power of words in our communal responsibilities to each other. Continue Reading

Can We Just Talk?

Every first Friday, every month | 6:30pm |
Sometimes we just need to talk it out. Join our monthly open discussion of issues and events at the national, regional, and local level. All are welcome and all voices are valued. Continue Reading

P.O.P Culture

November 12 | 5:30pm
This series of lectures and discussions will explore cultures of power, oppression, and privilege (P.O.P Culture) by first examining concepts of power and how they are wielded within systems of power. The remainder of the series will examine the systems of power in our own society, and their impact on culture, economics, and politics. All are welcome to join and contribute to this ongoing series! Continue Reading

Our Voice – Our Movement

September 9 | 11am

We no longer have the option to do nothing, but must collectively stand in opposition to all forms of discrimination and injustice nationwide and in our community. TCNJ takes a stand in solidarity with the communities we live and serve. Continue Reading

Hate Crime or Bias Incident?

Please join the Office of Institutional Equity & Compliance, Campus Police Services, and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office for an overview of bias crime law, how hate crimes differ from bias incidents, and what TCNJ is doing to reduce both. Continue Reading

Diversity Ed Series – How to Dialogue across Political Divides in a Polarized Time

March 11 | Education 115 | 12pm

The 2020 election season is a time to practice the essential skills of democratic engagement, but many of us have been taught to avoid talking politics at nearly any cost. But important conversations can’t only be had every four years. Do you want to maintain relationships with those you care about, even as the world feels increasingly divided? If so, join OIDEI and the Sustained Dialogue Institute for a highly interactive and fun 2-hour workshop focused on learning how to share and respond across serious political differences – without losing your colleagues, peers, friends and family.  Continue Reading

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