ProCES sponsored "The Trenton Project” won an award

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020

The Trenton Project, which has long been supported by ProCES, won an award from The New Jersey Historical Commission for its "outstanding service to public knowledge and preservation of the history of New Jersey." On November 1, 2019 at Rutgers University--New Brunswick, Trisha Thorme, the director of The Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship, accepted the award on behalf of the project's directors Purcell Carson and Alison Isenberg.  Isenberg, a history professor at Princeton collaborated with Carson, a documentary film-maker and lecturer in the Woodrow Wilson School, to co-teach Carson's course

URB202 Documentary Film and the City in 2016 and 2017 with a focus on 1960s Trenton. Jordan Antebi ’19 and Beatrice Ferguson ’21 , who both took the course, attended the awards ceremony and spoke from the student perspective on the project, which has ongoing community and student involvement.  Ferguson also presented on her own research and documentary work at the November 1st New Jersey History conference, and Antebi accepted the 2019 Paul A. Stellhorn Undergraduate New Jersey History Award for his senior thesis titled “Bridging the Divide: Citizen Participation Versus Urban Renewal and the Struggle for Community in Trenton, New Jersey.” Carson and Isenberg are planning to teach the course once again with a historical perspective in Fall 2022.