January 10, 2018

YWCA and Corner House Continue Racism Discussions

YWCA Princeton has partnered with Corner House to host monthly inter-generational discussions leading up to April’s Stand Against Racism. The series was started in order to increase awareness of the YWCA mission, the Stand Against Racism campaign, and the impact of racism in our community. The location is Bramwell House Living Room, 77 Bayard Lane.

The next event will take place on Tuesday January 16, 7-9 p.m. David Campt, consultant on racial equity and civic engagement and author of Read the Room for Real: How A Simple Technology Creates Better Meetings, will speak. Campt is a Princeton University graduate with a career in strategic planning, conflict resolution, and cultural competence. He will talk about social media and empowerment, and will lead the group in kicking off YWCA Princeton’s social media campaign (#standagainstracism). According to Campt, “Ideally, social media greatly expands the possibilities for communication between people whose lives are not directly connected.”

The first event took place in October featuring Talitha-Koumi (T.K.) Oluwafemi, who explained the intersectionality of feminism and race. The second event, held December 5, featured Paris McClean, head of Sacred Heart School Lower School, who discussed code switching. Both events were followed by group discussions between the attending adults and high school students from Corner House.

Participants in the upcoming event are encouraged to BYOD (bring your own device) and will be able to participate in person or log on remotely. To RSVP for this intergenerational race discussion, all participants must email: igrd@ywcaprinceton.org and indicate whether they will join in person or via internet. Invitations to the online meeting will be sent out prior to January 16. For more information call (609) 497-2100 ext 383.