Autobiographical Storytelling: Princeton, Slavery, and Me. – on December 13th

On December 13th at 7:00 pm, The Arts Council of Princeton presents the final presentation of Professor Brian Herrera’s “Autobiographical Storytelling: Princeton, Slavery, and Me” on the Community Stage at Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

Offered through Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, the course focuses on the stories we do (and don’t) tell about ourselves, as well as the stories we do (and don’t) tell about Princeton University. This workshop course engages directly with the historical materials unearthed by the “Princeton and Slavery Project” as it rehearses the writing and performance skills necessary to remake the raw material drawn from lived experience into compelling autobiographical storytelling. Working in an array of storytelling modes, course participants will share stories about how the history of slavery at Princeton University guides, informs or challenges our ethical and moral understandings of the stories we choose to tell about ourselves.

The Program is free, but advance registration is recommended. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance.

Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street Garages and at metered parking spots along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place. For more information, please visit or call 609.924.8777.

For free events, we strive to overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, and seats may become available at that time.

To Register 

For a full lineup of Community Stage events, click here .