Stand Against Racism: Friday, April 27, 2012

To participate in Stand Against Racism Day: Gather at Palmer Square on Friday, April 27, from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. After the demonstration participants are encouraged to the Princeton YWCA for a showing of an important film, “The Princeton Plan: 50 Years Later” featuring guest speakers Shirley Satterfield and Henry Pannell.

This Palmer Square “Stand” is sponsored by the Princeton Human Services Commission and Cranbury Station Galleries. The YWCA Princeton hosts the film screening and discussion from 9 to 10 a.m. at Bramwell House, 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton. Light refreshments will be served.

Not in Our Town, to which many Princeton-based faith congregations belong, supports Stand Against Racism Day, which began right here in Princeton. Last year Not in Our Town encouraged merchants to post signs in the windows to support this movement, and many are still on display. This year Not in Our Town encourages viewing of significant films.

For more information on Not in Our Town in Princeton see the annual report and its mission statement: “NOT IN OUR TOWN is an interracial, interfaith social action group in Princeton committed to speak truth about ‘everyday racism’ and other forms of prejudice and discrimination. We seek reconciliation, mutual respect and open and honest truth telling among our diverse communities. We support and promote social justice, economic justice and educational equity for all. Our hope is that Princeton will become a town in which the ideals of friendship, community and pride in diversity will prevail.”

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