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Princeton Prizes for Positive Race Relations

Coming to town — a conference based on a national prize that Princeton University awards, aiming to “promote harmony, understanding, and respect among people of different races by identifying and recognizing high school age students whose efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities.” The Princeton Prize Symposium on Race is Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30. Mickey Faigan, of Issues Management (based at Princeton Overlook) will open the conference on Friday, and the speakers include Michele Tuck-Ponder, who gives a workshop on 90-second elevator speeches. Saturday’s proceedings are open to the public. 2014 4 prize symposiumI’d also like to point out that Not in Our Town Princeton ––  an interracial, interfaith group united to advance the cause of racial justice in Princeton — gives annual Unity Awards to Princeton High School students who have helped to carry out the NIOT Princeton mission statement:  We are committed to speaking truth about “everyday racism” and other forms of prejudice and discrimination. Where there is conflict we promote reconciliation with open, honest engagement and mutual respect. Our goal is that Princeton will grow as a town where everyone is safe and respected.


Today and Every Day

sar poster 2015

Have you noticed these posters in storefronts around town? Merchants who support the Stand Against Racism campaign, by putting the signs in the window, are featured in a two-page color spread in Town Topics this week. The ad was sponsored by an anonymous donor to Not in Our Town, an interfaith, interracial group committed to speaking truth about every day racism.

Special thanks to Joy Chen — vice president of the Princeton Merchants Association and proprietor of JoyCards — who designed the poster. And to Lori Rabon of the Nassau Inn, which sponsored the legislative breakfast on Friday.

You can join the Stand Against Racism effort by signing the YWCA’s National Pledge Against Racism 

By contacting Congressional delegates to ask them to pass the End Racial Profiling Act (HR2851)

And by following the Not in Our Town Princeton blog, with its calendar of pertinent events.