Values and Praxis Lab: Community Organizing

Mon, Mar 6, 2017, 4:30 pm

Workshop with Professors Jeffrey Stout and Cornel West, and graduate students Nyle Fort, Daniel May, and Jessica Sarriott, all with community organizing experience.

Nyle Fort is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religion. He is associated with the Movement for Black Lives and a founder of Newark Books and Breakfast.

Daniel May is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religion. His has served as an organizer for Acorn, the Industrial Areas Foundation, and J Street.

Jessica Sarriot is an MPA candidate in the Woodrow Wilson School. She has worked as a community organizer in Virginia and for the Mennonite Central Committee.

Jeffrey Stout has taught in the Department of Religion since 1975. His book Blessed Are the Organized is a study of grassroots democracy. He is a veteran of the civil rights, anti-war, and anti-Apartheid movements.

Cornel West is a prominent activist and public philosopher who teaches in the Department of African American Studies and the Divinity School at Harvard.

Cosponsored by the Department of African American Studies.


This workshop is part of the university-wide Day of Action.

The March 6th Day of Action is intended to focus the Princeton Community attention on learning about the challenges that face us today, as well as what this means to us as a community devoted to scholarship, the use of knowledge for the common good, and the ideals of equality, diversity, freedom, democracy, and justice. Events will include town-hall style open-mic sessions and focused teach-ins, with the morning dedicated to an investigation of our nation’s problems, and the afternoon aimed at discussions and action spaces dedicated to creating solutions.

Website: https://dayofaction.princeton.edu/ 

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/302154830182951/

Location: 
Frist Multipurpose Room A/B (Frist Lower Level)