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Stand Against Racism Until Justice Just Is

The Until Justice Just Is campaign runs throughout the month of April to raise awareness of systemic racism and how each of us can take action to advance justice.

YWCA Hartford Region invites you to take a stance with us during our annual Stand Against Racism initiative. Each year YWCAs around the country take the month of April to bring awareness to the issue of racism in our nation. The 2024 YWCA Racial Justice Challenge will  begin on April 1, 2024.

The YWCA Racial Justice Challenge was developed by YWCA Greater Cleveland in 2019. YWCA USA is excited to be partnering again with YWCAs across the country to offer this unique virtual learning community to participants across the country. The YWCA Racial Justice Challenge is the action component of the Until Justice Just Is campaign, which runs throughout the month of April to raise awareness of systemic racism and how each of us can take action to advance justice.

The YWCA Racial Justice Challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege and leadership. The Challenge works to foster personal reflection, encourage social responsibility and motivate participants to identify and act on ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.

For four weeks, daily challenge activities (reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience, etc.) are posted in the Challenge app and website, allowing participants to connect with one another, discover how racial and social injustice impact our communities and identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. Each week covers a different topic related to equity and social justice. Daily activities are not posted on the weekends.


YWCA Hartford Region invites you to take a stance with us during our annual Stand Against Racism initiative. Each year YWCAs around the country take the month of April to bring awareness to the issue of racism in our nation. This year we announce that SAR is being rebranded as Until Justice Just Is.

Thank you to all those that attended our Stand Against Racism, Until Justice Just Is event on April 27. We hope this experience empowered you to support racial justice in your community. We encourage you to use the information that was presented to confront racism.

Thank you to our speakers, Connecticut State Poet Laureate, Antoinette Brim-Bell, Hartford State’s Attorney, Sharmese L. Walcott and the artists (Andre Rochester, Aariyan Googe, Joel Cintron, David C. Jackson) who shared their work and perspective on justice. We must work collectively to root out inequity in our communities and in the institutions that compose our society and demand justice and equity.

How You Can Help

Taking a stand against racism isn’t just one week a year. We work every day to ensure racial justice and gender equity prevail for our community. Please join us TODAY!

Pledge to Create a Community Without Racism

Take the pledge to end systemic racism in our community.

Together, we can root out inequity in our communities and ensure racial justice and gender equity for all. Our collective efforts can help transform institutions and create a world that sees women, girls, and all People of Color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.

Click here to view 2022 Stand Against Racism: We Can’t Wait. Equity and Justice Now!

Thank you to our community partners for helping to make the 2022 Stand Against Racism so memorable. Thank you: EveryDay Democracy, RE-Center and MetroHartford Alliance!