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Events for Wednesday May 3, 2017

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Britt Rusert & Ruha Benjamin in Conversation, Labyrinth Books

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Wednesday May 3, 2017
6:00 PM

Britt Rusert & Ruha Benjamin in Conversation, Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-497-1600
6 p.m., Rusert, Amherst professor and author of Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture, discusses race and society with Benjamin of Princeton's Department of African American Studies. , www.labyrinthbooks.com


Community Dialogue on Mental Health, Passage Theater

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Wednesday May 3, 2017
6:30 PM

Community Dialogue on Mental Health, Passage Theater, Prudence Hall, 111 State Street, Trenton, 609-392-0766
6:30 p.m., Passage and community leaders discuss resources available to Trentonians and help battle the stigma that keeps people from getting the help they need. Community partners include Rev. Darrell Armstrong of Shiloh Baptist Church, Rev. Karen Hernandez-Granzen of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Janet Haag of NAMI Mercer, and Kimme Carlos of the Urban Mental Health Alliance., www.passagetheatre.org


Lady Liberty: History of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

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Wednesday May 3, 2017
7:00 PM

Lady Liberty: History of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, Ewing Library, 61 Scotch Road, Ewing, 609-882-3130
7 p.m., Learn how Lady Liberty was built and what she symbolizes; discover the many people involved in her creation, including sculptor Frederic Bartholdi, engineer Gustave Eiffel, architect Richard Morris Hunt, and newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer; and hear brief histories of Ellis Island and Liberty State Park. Registration required., www.mcl.org


Dance Lessons

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Wednesday May 3, 2017
7:00 PM

Ballroom Newcomers Dance, American Ballroom, 1523 Parkway Avenue, Ewing, 609-931-0149
7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Group class included. $10., www.americanballroomco.com

Contra Dance, Princeton Country Dancers, Suzanne Patterson Center, 1 Monument Drive, Princeton, 908-359-4837
7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Instruction followed by dance. $9., www.princetoncountrydancers.org


Women in Islam, Hickory Corner Library

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Wednesday May 3, 2017
7:00 PM

Heba Macksoud of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey will lead a discussion on the many myths and misconceptions concerning the role of Muslim women. She is a digital marketer who has spent over 24 years working at major media companies such as MTV Networks and The Wall Street Journal and at Zaytuna College, America’s first and only Muslim Liberal Arts College. In the past five years, she co-directed ING-NJ, an organization providing cultural literacy about Islam for non-Muslims, and is currently the co-leader for the main chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, a Muslim-Jewish organization focused on building strong relationships between Muslim and Jewish women to end anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish sentiment. Call 609 448-1330 or email hcprogs@mcl.org to register.




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