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.
Not in Our Town Princeton is delighted to announce that 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. Participating merchants will receive Not in Our Town Princeton pins that say: “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.
Not in Our Town is 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.
Trinity Church announced its event: a family evening featuring the film “Traces of the Trade” on Friday, April 30, with pizza at 6:30 p.m. and the film at 7 p.m. Paul Jeanes and Daphne Hawkes will lead a discussion of the Emmy-nominated film made by Katrina Browne (Princeton, Class of ’89). The film reveals a national secret: the complicity of the North in the 200-year U.S. slave trade. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.