Stand Against Racism Run/Walk

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YWCA Princeton

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Join our Run/Walk as a participant or organize a team. Each runner/walker is asked to raise a minimum of $100. When you sign up, you get your own fundraising page which you can share with friends and family to contribute. High School students will receive certification of volunteer hours.

YWCA Princeton provides year-round anti-racism programming in the form of educational workshops, film screenings, and book discussions on topics such as white privilege, mass incarceration, and other issues relating to racial justice. We also participate in Advocacy lobbying for policies that serve our mission to Eliminate Racism and Empower Women. Finally, our programs address the byproducts of inequity: affordability and access. These include job search and job readiness in Trenton, High School Equivalency testing and training, and affordable childcare.

Sign up for the run/walk here. You will get your own fundraising page that you can share with friends and family: https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Princeton/VirtualStandAgainstRacismRunWalkJuly27August10

What else can I do?

  • Read more below about the incredible anti-racism work of YWCA Princeton we are supporting.
  • Visit our page here to learn more about what step you can take as an individual to fight racism.
  • View more direct actions you can take at the YWCA USA website.
  • Sign up for the Run/Walk here
  • Share what steps you took to fight racism on a weekly basis in our Facebook group
  • Sign up for the YWCA Princeton advocacy newsletter.

How does this Run/Walk Stand Against Racism?

This event supports our year round anti-racism programming, which includes both education and advocacy. The better-educated we are about the issues, the more we are able to write to legislators, lobby for anti-racist legislation, lobby against legislation that exacerbates the racial divide in our society, show up for protests, sign petitions, and get engaged with the year-round unglamorous work that is fighting for racial justice. Recently, we have provided:

  1. Education:
  • Ongoing workshop series for individuals holding white privilege called "White Supremacy and Me" created by world-renowned racial literacy educator Layla Saad. The workshop is designed to teach individuals how they benefit from white supremacy in our society and how to combat the ways in which persons holding white privilege unknowingly propagate it.
  • Film screening of "When They See Us" and discussion lead by racial literacy educator, Dr. Joy Barnes Johnson, providing a deeper understanding of the criminalization of black and brown bodies.
  • Book series with discussions lead by Rachel Cargle: "Killing the Black Body", "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison, and "Between the World and Me" by Tanehisi Coates.
  • Stand Against Racism USA webinar about increasing civic engagement this election year to ensure the voices of women and communities of color across the country are heard.
  • Film screening of 13 th, by Ava Duvernay about the Prison Industrial Complex its roots in slavery.
    1. Advocacy:
  • Promoting a bill to restore voting rights to formerly incarcerated individuals who have served their sentences. We attended a hearing at the state legislature to show our support. This bill was successfully passed, and restored voting rights to over 83,000 overwhelmingly black and brown individuals throughout the state of New Jersey.
  • Signed a letter asking our legislators to block the acquisition of military-grade weaponry for the police in our area. (Militarization of the police force leads to more violence against black and brown bodies.)
  • We are a member of the Complete Count Commission for the US Census. Communities of color are often undercounted in the census. The census is key to ensuring racial justice, as it is used to decide funding for schools, health and human services, transportation, and infrastructure that are essential to flourishing communities. Perhaps most importantly - it is used to decide the number of delegates that represent us in government. As an official Census site, we utilized our deep connection to the Trenton community to ensure all are counted.
  • Advertised and participated in George Floyd protests in Newark and Princeton.
  • Together with over 200 YWCAs nationwide, we signed an appeal to pass the Justice in Policing Act that is currently on the table in the legislature.
  • Co-sponsored this year’s Juneteenth celebration in Princeton.
  • Co-sponsored workshops partner organizations to further the cause of racial justice in our community.

More opportunities with YWCA Princeton

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About YWCA Princeton

Location:

59 Paul Robeson Pl, Princeton, NJ 08540, US

Mission Statement

YWCA Princeton is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women.

Description

The mission of the YWCA Princeton is to eliminate racism and empower women. Everything we do is intended to be true to this purpose.

More than 5,000 members take advantage of our programs and services: from child care, after-school care, and summer camps to dance, art and crafts and book clubs; from educational lectures and seminars to aquatics, martial arts and wellness classes.

Our mission to eliminate racism is highlighted by our English as a Second Language program and our multi-lingual nursery school, as well as our annual "Stand Against Racism," which has been replicated by YWCAs across the country.

Our mission to empower women is the hallmark of our Breast Cancer Resource Center, which provides help, hope and ongoing support for breast cancer survivors, and their families and caregivers.

Every day, we encourage women and girls to become volunteers, mentors, thinkers, and leaders. As we put our mission into action, the Friends of the YWCA lead the charge to allocate eighty-five cents of every dollar we raise to the women and families of our communities.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

Mon Jul 27, 2020 - Mon Aug 10, 2020
07:00 AM - 11:00 PM  

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • The minimum fundraising requirement is $100 per runner/walker. Time needed to raise this varies.

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