April 27: All Against Racism

Were you planning to observe Stand Against Racism Day, Friday, April 27? Join the Princeton Human Services Commission and the Cranbury Station Gallery at Palmer Square anytime from 8:15 to 9 a.m. (photo at left takenfrom a previous “Stand.” 

Here are other opportunities, some obvious, like the first one, some not so obvious, taken from the event files of Princetoninfo.com.

Stand Against RacismYWCA Princeton, Bramwell House Living Room, 59 Paul Robeson Place, 609-497-2100, The event that began in Mercer County in 2008 is now a national event to unite all individuals as one community, regardless of racial and ethnic background. Screening of ‘The Princeton Plan: 50 Years Later’ followed by guest speakers, Shirley Satterfield and Henry Pannell, who were part of the first class to integrate in the Princeton School system. Both second grade students in 1948, they talk about the transition from segregation to integration. For ages 10 and up. Free.,www.ywcaprinceton.org9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Melissa Harris-PerryPlanned Parenthood, Hyatt, Carnegie Center, West Windsor, 609-964-7955, Harris-Perry, a professor of political science at Tulane University, writes ‘Sister Citizen,’ a monthly column for ‘The Nation.’ Her new book, ‘Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America,’ focuses on persistent harmful stereotypes familiar to black women. Register.,www.plannedparenthood.orgNoon. 

Girl Scouts’ 100th BirthdayWest Windsor and Plainsboro Girl Scouts, High School North, 90 Grovers Mill Road, Plainsboro, 609-371-2119, A birthday celebration with balloons, games, crafts, cupcakes, and more for girls interested in scouting. E-mail girlscoutswwp@verizon.net for information. $5., 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Planned Parenthood lunch with Melissa Harris-Perry will surely have some talk about combating racism. And — the 100th birthday of the Girl Scouts of America — what better way to celebrate the fourth Girl Scout law “A Girl Scout is a friend to all and a sister to every other Girl Scout.” 

Here’s one for NEXT FRIDAY: Catherine Williams pictured at left.

(05/04/2012 – Faith), United May Friendship Day Service and LuncheonPrinceton Church Women United, 16 All Saints Road, Princeton Noon., ‘Sights and Sounds of Harmony’ theme with Catherine Williams, pastoral care assistant at Princeton United Methodist Church as the featured speaker. Buffet lunch. E-mail postberg1@aol.com for information. 

Harmony? This program “encourages us to love each other in our differences as we serve in a spirit of oneness.” 

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