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.
2018 Stand Against Racism Theme – Our Power, Our Mission, Our Future
Voting rights and civic engagement are and have always been, core components of racial justice work. As civil rights are eroded for communities of color, we must work to support full access and engagement for women and girls of color in the political process. Join us!
Women of Color Conversation Series
An ongoing collaboration between YWCA Utah, Racially Just Utah, Utah Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Coaliton (UPICEC), Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, Association for Women in Psychology, and Utah Coalition of La Raza (UCLR) of events featuring leaders in our community.
The next event in the Women of Color Conversation Series will be announced soon.
Here 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.
More Ways to Connect
Tell your Member of Congress to prioritize women of color by supporting concrete policy solutions.
Share your event photos, action items, and important information on social media using #StandAgainstRacism. Email photos and recaps of your event to firstname.lastname@example.org as well!
Check out YWCA USA’s Interim CEO Casey Harden’s interview with Women’s eNews Live discussing women of color leadership and this year’s campaign.
Make a tax-deductible donation of $10 in honor of Stand Against Racism’s 10th anniversary!
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.