YWCA and Corner House Continue Racism Discussions

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Stand Against Racism
The Stand Against Racism movement was founded by YWCA Princeton and YWCA Trenton in 2007.

Leading up to YWCA’s upcoming Stand Against Racism campaign in April, and with hopes of increasing awareness of the YWCA mission and the impact of racism in our community, YWCA Princeton has partnered with Corner House to host monthly intergenerational group discussions on racism. Featuring distinguished speakers, these discussions bring together participants of various age groups for an in-depth discussion about the issues that revolve around racism.

The series was launched with its first event on October 17, 2017, and featured Talitha-Koumi (T.K.) Oluwafemi, MS, Princeton Theological Seminary, who discussed the intersectionality of feminism and race. The second event was held on December 5, 2017, and it featured Paris McClean, MS, Columbia, Sacred Heart School Head of Lower School, who discussed Code Switching.

The series continued in 2018 with it’s third event on January 16, 2018, which was led by Dr. David Campt, consultant on racial equity and civic engagement, writer Read the Room for Real: How A Simple Technology Creates Better Meetings. He discussed social media and empowerment, and led the participating group in starting a social media campaign for Stand Against Racism. The fourth event was held on February 27, 2018, and featured Judy Jarvis, director of Princeton University’s LGBT Center, who led the discussion on LGBTQ+ Community and Race.

The fifth and final event of this series will feature Gilberto E. Olvera, Head of Upper School at Chaplin School, who will discuss Microaggressions, at YWCA Princeton Bramwell House Living Room, 77 Bayard Lane Princeton, NJ 08540. This session is scheduled for April 10th, 2016 at 7:00PM – 9:00PM

To RSVP for the discussion, please email: igrd@ywcaprinceton.org or call (609) 497-2100 ext. 383 for more information.