Professor Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. will speak about his latest book, New York Times Bestseller, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own at Princeton Community Housing’s (PCH) virtual fundraiser on February 24, 2021, at 7 pm. 

The fundraising event will include a lecture by Dr. Glaude and a question and answer session moderated by Rev. Lukata Mjumbe of Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, a trustee of PCH. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions before the event. Funds raised will go to PCH’s Covid-19 Rent Relief Fund for PCH residents who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. General admission will cost $50. Student tickets will cost $25. For $85, registrants for the event will also receive a signed copy of Begin Again. Donations can also be made in support of the event and PCH’s Covid-19 Rent Relief Fund. Click here to learn additional information about the event and purchase tickets.

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is department chair and the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. In his most recent book, Begin Again, Glaude explores the life and work of author and activist James Baldwin. Glaude calls on his readers to learn from Baldwin’s story, as well as America’s failed attempts to confront the past, and ask ourselves how we will Begin Again. Glaude states: “Baldwin’s vision requires a confrontation with our history (with slavery, Jim Crow segregation, with whiteness) to overcome its hold on us. Not to posit the greatness of America, but to establish the ground upon which to imagine the country anew.”

Princeton Community Housing (PCH) develops, provides, manages, and advocates for affordable, safe and well-maintained homes offering all people the opportunity to build more productive and fulfilling lives. PCH was formed in 1967 by a small group of community leaders. Today, PCH is a successful developer, manager and provider of welcoming affordable housing in the community. PCH owns and manages 466 rental apartments and continues to advocate for additional opportunities.