More than 10 organizations in Princeton will observe Stand Against Racism day, a YWCA initiative set for Friday, April 30. The day aims to bring people together from all walks of life, across the country, to raise awareness that racism still exists.
Cranbury Station Gallery on Palmer Square, owned by Kathleen Maguire Morolda, will be an official site for the YWCA Stand Against Racism event from 9:30 to 10 a.m. She will be joined by members of the Princeton Merchants Association. Not in Our Town Princeton will distribute pins, saying “Princeton: let friendship and pride in diversity prevail.”
“It is my hope that the community/merchants/employees/friends will join us and show their support for this worthwhile event,” says Morolda. “Participants are invited to gather and join hands, where we will form a “human chain,” stretching throughout the town, sharing a vision to eliminate racism and celebrate the richness of the diversity in this community. Please contact me at 609.921.0434, if your business would like to join us.”
From 5 to 6 p.m. Not in Our Town Princeton and the Minority Education Committee (MEC) will hold a rally in front of Tiger Park – Nassau Street and Palmer Square. Everyone is invited to join the rally.
I am one of the Princeton United Methodist Church representatives for Not in Our Town, a grassroots interracial, interfaith social action group committed to speak truth about everyday racism and other forms of prejudice and discrimination. The Minority Education Committee advises the board of the Princeton Regional Schools.
To quote the YWCA: Racism can take many different forms. These can include, but are not limited to:
– Personal attacks of any kind, including violence
– Written or verbal threats or insults
– Damage to property, including graffiti
To quote Not in Our Town Princeton: Let friendship and pride in diversity prevail.