Stand Against Racism
The past year has been tumultuous as our nation has been confronted with the undeniable reality that we are facing dual pandemics in the form of COVID-19 and Racism. YWCA Hartford Region invites you to take a stand with us during our annual Stand Against Racism Thursday, April 22, 2021. Each year YWCA’s around the country take time in April to bring awareness on the issue of racism in our nation. This year the subtheme is “Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis”. By stepping into this space together we can address the issue by shining a spotlight on racial disparity and the impact on the health and well-being of individuals and families of color. Our virtual event will include a dynamic panel which will speak to the actions taking place in our state to Address Racism as a Public Health Crisis: State Senator Dr. Saud Anwar; Tekisha Everette, Executive Director, Health Equity Solutions; Cori Mackey, Executive Director, Center for Leadership and Justice; Keren Prescott, Founder, Power Up Manchester. Featured guest will be Department for Children and Families Commissioner, Vanessa Dorantes. The event will also premier a video created in collaboration with The Village for Families and Children portraying the impact of systemic racism on families of color. The first 60 registrants will receive a Stand Against Racism t-shirt.