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Stand Against Racism

Stand Against Racism Decal UtahStand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. Founded by YWCA Trenton and YWCA Princeton in 2007, YWCA Utah took a Stand Against Racism in 2011 and continues to participate annually as part of our mission to eliminate racism.


Order a Stand Against Racism in Utah Decal >


Read Take a Stand Against Racism in response to events in Charlottesville.


Past Events


YWCA Utah is proud to partner with Racially Just Utah for a spoken word, music, and storytelling event Thursday, June 8 from 6 PM to 9:30 PM at Salt Lake Community College South City Campus. 

We want to hear your stories and experiences dealing with race, culture & identity in Utah.

Learn more about this free event.  

   Stand Against Racism

In 2017, YWCA Utah staff and friends joined in taking a #StandAgainstRacism by writing names of women of color who have inspired them on this collaborative piece displayed in the Center for Families.

YWCA Utah, Racially Just Utah, Utah Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Coalition, PANDOS, and UCLR - Stand Against Racism Panel Discussion: Women of Color Who Inspired or Influenced You on April 27

YWCA Young Women's Council 2017 Stand Against Racism Essay Contest Women of Color Leading Change

Stand Against Racism Essay Contest





 Learn More & Read Essays








More Stands in Utah

Cracking the Codes Film & Panel Discussion Co-Sponsored by Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission and the Mayor’s Office of Diversity & Human Rights

April 27

Stand Against Racism with Salt Lake County

April 28

More Ways to Connect

  1. Join YWCA USA April 26 at 6:00 p.m. ET for a special Facebook Live event on the United State of Women's Facebook page featuring Alicia Gill of YWCA USA, Brittany Packnett of Teach for America and #BlackWomenAtWork, Dr. Nicole Mason of Center for Research and Policy in the Public Interest and author of Born Bright, and Fatima Goss Graves of the National Women's Law Center.
  2. Attend an event in your area! (If you have planned an event, but haven't registered, be sure to do so)
  3. Join our #StandAgainstRacism tweet chat this Friday, April 28 at 3:00 p.m. ET to dialogue with YWCAs, our partners, and other advocates from across the country.
  4. Sign the Stand Against Racism pledge and encourage everyone you know to do the same. The pledge is a great way to commit yourself to this important cause and demonstrate the size of this great movement 10 years in the making. (Looking for the pledge in Spanish? Read it here as translated by YWCA San Francisco & Marin.)
  5. Tell your Member of Congress to prioritize women of color by supporting concrete policy solutions.
  6. Share your event photos, action items, and important information on social media using #StandAgainstRacism. Email photos and recaps of your event to communications@ywca.org as well!
  7. Check out Interim CEO Casey Harden's interview with Women's eNews Live discussing women of color leadership and this year's campaign.
  8. Make a tax deductible donation of $10 in honor of Stand Against Racism's 10th anniversary!
  9. Read the YWCA blog for spotlights on women of color leaders, deep dives into policy solutions that work, and other great Stand Against Racism content.

Learn more about Stand Against Racism and how to host your own stand.