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Stand Against Racism

YWCA is on a mission to Stand Against Racism!

We take a Stand Against Racism every day by raising awareness about the impact of institutional and structural racism and by building community among those who work for racial justice.

This year, the annual Stand Against Racism campaign will take place April 28 – May 1, 2022. We invite YWCA Local Associations, allied groups, and individuals to focus their events and organizing on the myriad of racial justice issues that impact the quality of life for communities of color. Most importantly, we invite you to join us by rallying to make change for communities of color and telling the world We Can’t Wait: Equity and Justice Now!

Our collective efforts can root out injustice, transform institutions, and create a world that sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.

This year, our theme is led by the Stand Against Racism Challenge, which offers anyone the chance to participate in and help foster a virtual community of growth and learning around social, systemic, and institutional racial inequity.

The deep-seated systemic racism and inequities that disadvantage communities of color are still woven into the fabric of our institutions today—from civic engagement to economic opportunity and security, from education to health care, and even the way people of color are portrayed in the media. We must work collectively to root out inequity in our communities and in the institutions that compose our society, and demand justice and equity.

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