YWCA Lower Cape Fear

Stand Against Racism

The Stand Against Racism is an annual event of the YWCA held in April. By participating in this event, you help raise awareness that racism still exists in our communities and that it should no longer be tolerated. We seek to bring people together across communities for one common goal- the elimination of racism. We ask you to make your voice heard by joining the Stand Against Racism. Our strength is YOU!

April 24th - April 30th, 2017

This year's theme: Women of Color Leading Change

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. This campaign is one part of our larger national strategy to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism.

2017 Events

Anne Braden: Southern Patriot Film Screening

Monday, April 24th from 7 pm to 9 pm
Hosted by SURJ Wilmington and CFCC Feminist Alliance
CFCC Union Station, 411 N. Front Street

Anne Braden: Southern Patriot is a documentary exploring the life of Braden as a grassroots organizer, journalist, movement strategist, social chronicler, teacher, mentor, and American civil rights leader. In the film, Braden recalls 60 years of activism that intersected and linked issues of race with civil liberties, class, gender, sexuality, economic justice, environmentalism, and peace. Join us after the film for a discussion led by the hosts and participants.

Solidarity Tuesday
Tuesday, April 25th

On Tuesday, we wear ORANGE to show our support for the Stand Against Racism!

90's Community Youth Jam

Wednesday, April 26th from 6 pm to 8 pm
Hosted by the BRC on the Prevention of Youth Violence
DREAMS Garage, 901 Fanning Street

Come dance, enjoy performance pieces from local artists & musicians, and join in the fun! This event provides a safe and supportive environment for local 12-18 year olds to interact with other students and community members.

Potluck For Peace

Thursday, April 27th from 6 pm to 8 pm
Hosted by St. James Parish
25 S. 3rd Street Wilmington, NC 28401

Potluck for Peace is an effort to impact peaceful change in the community through food, fellowship, and enriching dialogue. By combining a wide variety of community members, we hope to create a powerful conversation about change, acceptance, and awareness.


"Take your Lunch & Take a Stand"

Friday, April 28th from 11 am to 2 pm
Hosted by YWCA Lower Cape Fear

2815 S. College Road

Take your lunch and take a stand! Join us for The Stand Against Racism from 11 am to Noon, immediately followed by entertainment, guest speakers, food trucks & more! Participants are encouraged to bring signs for The Stand and comfortable shoes.


13th Film Screening

Saturday, April 29th from 4 pm to 9 pm
Hosted by Cucalorus

Jengo's Playhouse, 815 Princess Street

In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. Join us for this in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality. A discussion of the film and its issues, themes, and ideas will immediately follow. Live music and food to begin at 4 pm, with the film screening scheduled for 5:30pm and discussion to follow.


Soul Sessions Open Mic Night

Sunday, April 30th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Hosted by Support The Port and Soul Society
Coastal Kicks, 3926 Market St #204

Close out the 2017 Stand Against Racism and celebrate with us as we enjoy spoken word performances, bands, and more at the Soul Sessions open mic night!



Thank you to our 2017 media partners and sponsors:

For more information on any of these events or about the YWCA's annual Stand Against Racism, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Kelly Williams, at kelly@ywca-lowercapefear.org or 910.799.6820.