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Stand Against Racism

Thank you to all those that attended our 2022 Stand Against Racism: We Can’t Wait. Equity and Justice Now! event on April 28. Each year, YWCA Hartford Region recognizes national Stand Against Racism Week to empower you to take a stand against racism in your 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 this year’s Stand Against Racism so memorable. Thank you: EveryDay Democracy, RE-Center and MetroHartford Alliance!

Thank you to our sponsor Day Pitney, our workshop provider ActUp Theater, and catering by Taste of Decadence!

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.

Take the Stand Against Racism 21-Day Challenge

Join YWCA USA for the Stand Against Racism ChallengeApril 4th through May 2nd. The Stand Against Racism 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. 

You will be presented with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience and more. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, and to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice.

YWCA Hartford Region wants to thank and acknowledge Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., Debby Irving, and Dr. Marguerite Penick for their leadership in the field of racial equity as exhibited in their 21 Day Racial Equity and Habit Building Challenge and the movement they helped to initiate. YWCA’s content is independently designed, written, and curated by YWCA staff as part of racial equity and social justice programs offered to the community.

When you register, under Where did you hear about the Stand Against Racism Challenge, select Other and enter YWCA Hartford Region.