Racial justice Initiatives
We partnered with Corner House to host monthly inter-generational discussions on racism leading up to April’s Stand Against Racism. The series was started to increase awareness of the YWCA’s mission, the Stand Against Racism campaign, and the impact of racism in our community. Discussions to date have been:
October 2017: Intersectionality of Feminism and Race
December 2017: Code Switching
January 2018: Social Media and Empowerment
February 2018: LGBTQ+ Community and Race
April 2018: Microagressions
Stand Against Racism
Stand Against Racism was founded by YWCA Trenton and YWCA Princeton in 2007, and is now a signature campaign of YWCA USA. The STAND’s purpose is to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. Click on the link below to see some of our ongoing Stand Against Racism events.
Fannie E. Floyd Racial Justice Award
Established in 2009 in memory of longtime YWCA Princeton supporter Fannie E. Floyd, this eponymous award is given out periodically during the Tribute to Women Award Ceremony in March. This award recognizes a person who has made significant contributions towards the goal of racial justice and equality, a key mission of the YWCA Princeton.