Advocacy

Advocacy in Action: Declaring Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

This post was contributed by our Development Intern, Aneeqah. Declaring Racism as a Public Health Crisis Racism in the United States not only affects the way people are treated, but also overall public health for communities of color. Factors such as income inequality and discrimination often leads to people of color not receiving adequate health … Read More

Statement on the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

One year ago today, George Floyd was murdered. A teenager, not knowing what else she could possibly do, recorded his final moments. The world watched. And then the world responded. Amidst a global pandemic, people lined the streets in Brussels, London, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo, and right here in Mercer County. In March, the House of … Read More

Waiting to Exhale

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

To our YW Family, Yesterday, our nation observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tomorrow, we will witness history made possible by his legacy: Kamala Harris—the first woman, a Black and Asian-American woman, and the daughter of immigrants—will be sworn in as the Vice President of the United States. But today, and for most of last … Read More

Why Your Vote Matters

Monday, November 2, 2020

Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Future. The following blog post was contributed by Aneeqah, one of our talented interns. While she isn’t old enough to vote in the 2020 election, she is keenly aware of it’s significance, and encourages everyone who is eligible to exercise their right to vote.  The right to vote has long … Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Week Without Violence

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

  October is both Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. YWCAs across the country advocate for the health and safety of women and girls. Due to the initial quarantine and prolonged social distancing, those in abusive home situations are unable to leave, and spikes in domestic violence have been reported within the … Read More

A Special Note from New Jersey Senator Cory Booker

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

We are thrilled to share a congratulatory letter from Senator Cory Booker to commemorate the opening of The Burke Foundation Early Childhood Center at YWCA Princeton! Congratulations The YWCA Princeton

How to Vote by Mail

Monday, August 17, 2020

Governor Murphy recently announced that due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey will conduct its general election mostly through mail-in votes, with a limited amount of in-person voting available. We encourage all eligible voters to participate in the voting process, as civic engagement is integral to racial justice. A Checklist for Voting in the 2020 … Read More

Saving “Grace”: Stop Criminalizing Black Youths.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Since mid-May, a 15 year old girl identified by her middle name, Grace, has been held at a juvenile detention center in Michigan. Oakland County Judge Mary Ellen Brennan recently decided she is not yet ready to return home. Her offense? Failing to complete her online homework. This violated the terms of her probation, which … Read More