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!
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.
This year, our theme is On a Mission for Girls of Color! We will amplify the national discussion about the impacts of institutional and structural racism on the lives of girls of color. In 2015, over 750 locations hosted Stand Against Racism events across 44 states!
Potluck for Peace: Continuing the Conversation
Thursday, April 28
Location: YWCA Lower Cape Fear
Help us kick off Stand Against Racism by joining us for an evening full of mature, enriching conversation and delicious food! We ask that those attending bring a hearty, covered dish to share! Our conversation focus will be on the 2016 Stand Against Racism theme: On a Mission for Girls of Color. Topics such as safe play, access to healthcare, economic issues, racial profiling, etc. will be discussed.
Stand Against Racism
Friday, April 29, 2016
Location: YWCA Lower Cape Fear
On Friday, April 29th, the YWCA Lower Cape Fear will take a Stand Against Racism in unison with approximately 300,000 others across the country and host a range of locally organized events involving public policy, advocacy and community education which seek to foster and express commitment to working for racial justice.
The event will begin at 11am with a meet and greet, Peace Pledge signing, and a word from one of our county officials. At 12 noon, we will Stand Against Racism along S. College Road. Following the stand, we will have a celebration of multicultural food and entertainment at 1:00pm!
Performances by: The Snipes Academy Dribbling All-Stars and Performance Troupe, Doi Dolls, DREAMS Dance Troupe, Khalisa Rae with Delthea Simmons, Rebecca Fernandez with SWINE, Juggling Gypsy Circus Performers, and Wilmington Drum Circle.
Words by: NHC District Attorney Ben David, GRITS, Laney High School's SAVE Group, and Blue Ribbon Commission
TAKE A STAND WITH THE YWCA LOWER CAPE FEAR! Our strength is in our numbers!
For more information on the YWCA's annual Stand Against Racism, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Kelly Williams, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910.799.6820.
Thank you to our community supporters!
Thank you to the many local businesses standing with us!
DREAMS, Kids Making It, Snipes Academy, Children's Museum, NAACP, Eco Chic Blossoms, Fundamentals Faces, My Reason Why, and Be the Bridge Organization
Thank you to the following schools who are standing with us!
UNCW, Laney High School, Snipes Academy, Forest Hills Elementary, Cape Fear Academy, Williston Middle School, and Castle Hayne Elementary