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Community as Rebellion

Dr. Ruha Benjamin, is a professor in the department of African American studies at Princeton University and the Founding Director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab, will be in conversation with Lorgia Garcia, author of Community as Rebellion. Weaving personal narrative with political analysis, Community as Rebellion offers a meditation on creating liberatory spaces for students and faculty of color within academia. Much like other women scholars of color, Lorgia García Peña has struggled against the colonizing, racializing, classist, and unequal structures that perpetuate systemic violence within universities. The event will be held at the Trenton Free Public Library located at 120 Academy St, Trenton, NJ on June 15th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm and also streamed live. Click this link to register.

A Revolutionary Conversation in Trenton

The Trenton Free Public Library will transform into a “living museum” featuring students from Sprout U School of the Arts sharing the perspectives of African Americans on the Revolutionary War and its meaning for enslaved people during a free community event from 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturday, April 30th. Volunteers include community activists such as Marc McKithen, Algernon Ward, Crystal Feliciano, and Kenneth Miles; educators such as Rebecca Franco-Martin, Laurie Budrewicz, Nina McPherson, and Danielle Miller-Winrow, as well as neighborhood volunteers. The committee’s goal is sharing stories not typically included in traditional Anglo versions of the Revolutionary War in a way that not only entertains and educates children, but also engages teens and adults in exploring issues of equality and freedom.

Poetry Café Series

The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County is in partnership with the Trenton Free Public Library proudly presenting the “Poetry Cafe Series.” If you or anyone is interested in performing at this event contact the African American Cultural Collaborative at (609) 474-4073. The next poetry session will be held in the reading room on May 12th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Yoga in the Outfield

Join the Trenton Thunder for Yoga on the Field. This event will be located at 1 Thunder Road, Trenton, NJ on June 12th. Here is what you should expect when you attend this event: one beverage, beer or water and a ticket for $25. Two beverages, beer or water and a ticket for $30. Additional tickets to the game can be obtained for $8, but will not eligible for yoga. Early access entry to the ballpark begins at 10:30 am. It’s important to note that check-in will begin at 10:30 am at the River Gate and yoga class will run from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Guests must bring a yoga mat and a towel. Women and men ages 14 years old and older are welcomed to attend.

Batdog Dash Bobblehead Giveaway

Come attend the Batdog Dash Bobblehead giveaway at the Trenton Thunder Baseball field. This event will take place on June 29th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. You will be able to become familiar with the latest Thunder Batdog named DASH with a bobblehead this June. The cute guy goes to the first 1,500 fans ages 13 years old and up.

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