2021 Stand Against Racism

Stand Against Racism
April 22 – 25

Structural racism plays a large role in determining the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age. These factors affect people’s access to quality housing, education, food, transportation, political power, and other social determinants of health. Understanding and addressing systemic racism from this public health perspective is crucial to eliminating racial and ethnic inequities, and to improving opportunity and well-being across communities.

Our 2021 Stand Against Racism seeks to empower the Mercer County community by providing educational resources and actionable ways to combat systemic racism as a health crisis:

April 22 — Thought-Provoking Talks: a panel discussion on the effects racism has on health, healthcare access, and more with community experts and leaders.  YWCA Princeton Board of  Directors, Laila Wilson and Melanie Lowe Hoffman served as moderators. Watch the full panel below:

April 23 — Youth Rally and Open Mic: a safe space for youth to share their feelings and experiences through poetry, speeches, and music.
April 24 — Social Media Day: a day of action to spread digital awareness of systemic racism as a public health crisis.
April 25 — Contact Your Legislators: a call to action to urge legislators to acknowledge racism as a public health crisis

Thought-Provoking Talks on April 22nd will feature the following panelists: