At YWCA, Stand Against Racism is a national opportunity for communities across the United States to unite their voices to educate, advocate, and promote racial justice. Through this annual campaign, we invite communities to find an issue or cause that inspires them to take a stand against racism.

During Stand Against Racism 2019, which took place April 25-28, 2019, YWCA USA invited communities to host activities and hold dialogue around the topic of immigration.

Today, immigrant rights are under attack . As with other manifestations of racism, anti-immigrant attitudes, policies, and laws are both historically rooted and increasingly visible and harmful in our current environment. Threats to economic stability, physical safety, and basic human dignity are particularly acute for women, girls, and immigrants of color.

Immigrants live in every state in the United States, and arrive from a broad range of countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, Central America, and other regions of the world—not just through land ports of entry at the southwest border, but also through airports and seaports across the interior of the country. They are our friends, neighbors, co-workers, teachers, classmates, doctors, electricians, first responders, ministers, and more. They are us, and we are them.

During our 13th annual Stand Against Racism, which took place April 25-28, 2019, YWCA raised awareness and highlighted the injustices faced by immigrant communities. This action campaign aimed to lift up concrete steps that we can all take—no matter where we live—so that immigrant women and families seeking safety and opportunity in the U.S. can arrive and live without fear, harm, or discrimination.

Our 2019 campaign might have concluded, but YWCA invites you take a Stand Against Racism, today and every day.

Check back in at a later date for more information about joining our Stand Against Racism 2020 campaign, which will take place in April 2020!