What is the Stand Against Racism™?

Founded by the YWCA Trenton and YWCA Princeton in 2007, Stand Against Racism is now a signature campaign of YWCA USA. This campaign is designed to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism. Stand Against Racism is one part of our larger national strategy to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism.

Groups of any size can take a Stand Against Racism. Any event, private or public, hosted by your community organization/company/school/church where participants may gather to take part in a wide range of locally organized events (trainings, discussion groups, community education, public policy advocacy, etc.) can be a Stand. Stand Against Racism culminates in a commitment or re-commitment to work for racial justice by taking the pledge Against Racism. Learn more about becoming a Participating Site, by clicking here.

Message from the YWCA USA

February 10, 2015

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to announce Stand Against Racism is officially a Signature Campaign of YWCA USA! Founded by YWCA Trenton and YWCA Princeton in 2007, Stand Against Racism has been a successful campaign at YWCAs across the country. This campaign is a part of our on-going effort to increase our collective impact in promoting racial justice and civil rights.

We recognize that many of you are eager to begin planning in your communities. We are vigorously working to update content, materials and systems for Stand Against Racism 2015. Please contact standagainstracism@ywca.org with any questions or concerns.

A Conversation About Race

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About the YWCA

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Throughout our history, the YWCA has been in the forefront of most major movements in the United States as a pioneer in race relations, and the empowerment of women. Click here to learn more.