Stand Against Racism
Stand 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.
Stand Against Racism 2018
Our Power, Our Mission, Our Future
Voting rights and civic engagement are, and have always been, core components of racial justice work.Learn how to host a Stand Against Racism event.
Women of Color Conversation Series focusing on Stand Against Racism with Civic Engagement
Thursday, April 26, 2018 join us for the next event in the Women of Color Conversation Series focusing on Stand Against Racism with Civic Engagement. Panelists will discuss how civic engagement serves as a tool for eliminating racism.
2018 Stand Against Racism Essay Contest: Our Power, Our Mission, Our Future
Open to young women ages 12-18
We are seeking 1,000 word essays discussing the importance of political and community engagement for young women of color.
LISTEN and BELIEVE what people tell you about the challenges they experience.
EDUCATE yourself about racial and gender disparities, and pay attention to the impact of current and proposed policies and practices on these disparities.
SPEAK UP when you observe injustice and underrepresentation (including calling attention to situations where women and people of color are absent in the workplace, in public office, in the media, etc.).
CONNECT with friends and colleagues who care about these issues, and seek new connections regularly.
Here are more ways we can each play a role:
Serve: dedicate time, money & volunteer
Elect: vote (register to vote or update voter information in Utah), volunteer polls/campaign, and financially support candidates
Organize: together advocate for the shared needs of community, change policies & institutions
Read We Will Not Normalize Racism in response to events in Charlottesville.
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.
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 at the YWCA.
Stand Against Racism Panel Discussion: Women of Color Who Inspired or Influenced You on April 27 - YWCA Utah, Racially Just Utah, Utah Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Coalition, PANDOS, and UCLR
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