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.
2019 Stand Against Racism Theme – Immigrant Justice is Racial Justice
This year, YWCA USA invites communities to host activities and hold dialogue around the topic of immigration. We know that immigrant justice is integral to racial justice. All immigrants—regardless of status—deserve to be safe, healthy, and treated with dignity and respect. Too often our stereotypes around immigration are cemented around terms of division, fear, and hate against the stranger among us. YWCA invites you to take a Stand Against Racism. It is critical that we find understanding and ensure the dignity, humanity, and rights of immigrants. Let’s work together to support justice, safety, and opportunity in all communities.
Women of Color Conversation Series
Events featuring leaders in our community as 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, Utah Coalition of La Raza (UCLR), and Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA).
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.
Make a tax-deductible donation of $10 in honor of Stand Against Racism’s.
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.