These Princeton High School and John Witherspoon Middle School students were honored on May 6 for their efforts to promote respect for diversity and to advance the cause of race relations. 

Not in Our Town Unity Awards were presented by Carole Krauthamer, fourth from left, to (left to right) Halima-Rakiya Gikandi, Handy Pierre, Sumaiyya Stephens, Isaiah Sigler, Jemima Nelson, and Milosh Popovic.

Congratulations to the six Princeton students who received Not in Our Town Unity Awards on May 6 at a  reception at Princeton University’s Carl A. Fields Center. Each student received a certificate; they will also receive a gift at honors assemblies in their schools, scheduled for June 5 at Princeton High School and June 11 at John Witherspoon Middle School.   
Not in Our Town aims to speak truth about ‘everyday racism’ and other forms of prejudice and discrimination, says Wilma Solomon, NIOT president. In cooperation with the Princeton Public Library, NIOT presents a monthly discussion series, “Continuing Conversations on Race.” The organization, which consists of representatives from a dozen faith communities, also sponsors book readings, workshops, film series, panels, and anti-racism demonstrations.
“Our hope is that Princeton will continue to grow as a town in which the ideals of friendship, community and pride in diversity  prevail,” says Solomon.