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What is Stand Against Racism™?

Stand Against Racism™ is a movement of YWCA which brings together like-minded organizations that share in our vision of eliminating racism and celebrating the richness of diversity. By inviting community organizations to partner with us, we expand the impact of this vision, attracting hundreds of thousands of participants.

The annual Stand Against Racism™ , which takes place the last week of April, encourages conversations across diverse communities in the USA.


The power of our unity throughout the country as we raise our collective voices to rid our society from the plague of racism; and until the day when racism is eliminated, we have a lot of work ahead of us!


2020 Stand Against Racism

YWCA Hartford Region invites you to take a stance with us during our annual Stand Against Racism.  Each year YWCA’s around the country take the last weekend in April to bring awareness on the issue of racism in our nation.  In accordance with our national mission of eliminating racism and empowering women, this year’s Stand theme is “Civic Engagement in Racial Justice Work”.

Voting rights, Census participation and Civic Engagement are, and have always been, core components of racial justice. As civil rights continue to be eroded for communities of color, it is more important than ever to support full access and engagement for marginalized communities, especially women and girls of color, in the political process. Join us as we focus our discussion on why women will vote in the 2020 election, and why their policy priorities should be the agenda of everyone on the ballot. #YWomenvote. To read more about YWomenvote and download the report click here.

Your involvement will help us raise awareness as we all take action on the issues of racism and injustice. We invite you join us Thursday, April 23rd from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm for a Facebook Live virtual symposium. 

We believe that together we can make an impact that will shift our culture for generations to come. We look forward to standing with you.

Download and Take the Stand Against Racism Pledge. Share a picture or video of you taking the Stand Against Racism.#YWomenCount #StandAgainstRacism #YourVoiceMatters

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