Meeting the Moment: September 22, 2023

Sept. 23, 2023

Welcome to Meeting the Moment! This weekly series provides articles, events, books, movies, podcasts and more to expand our individual experiences as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

If you have anything to suggest for an upcoming edition of Meeting the Moment, please email Maddy Pryor at [email protected].

Something to Read
“Princeton names campus arch for Kentaro Ikeda ’44, the University’s sole Japanese student during World War II” by Denise Valenti, Office of Communications

  • Generations have passed through the Gothic limestone archway set into Lockhart Hall since it was built in 1928. Last week, Princeton University named the historic passage connecting McCosh Walk to University Place in honor of one of the dormitory’s former residents, Kentaro Ikeda, to be remembered by generations to come.
  • President Eisgruber said the naming “marks another important step forward” as the University engages in a serious reflection of its history and seeks ways to develop a more complete narrative.
  • Read the story.

Something to Listen To
Universo curioso from NASA

  • To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (also known as Latine Heritage Month), NASA is releasing its first-ever Spanish-language podcast.
  • The 5-episode series will “highlight the contributions of NASA’s Hispanic and Latino workforce to the agency’s groundbreaking work in Earth and space exploration.”
  • Check it out.

Something to Watch
“Paul Robeson” documentary from Kurt Tetzlaff

  • Although this originally premiered in 1989, the doucmentary has been restored and is receiving theatrical runs in New York and beyond.
  • “The film visits episodes in Robeson’s life, drawing attention to his performances and writings, aas well as to the virulent racism and anti-communism he faced,” says the DEFA Film Library at UMass.
  • Read the NYT review and find tickets.