The Stand Against Racism is a movement of the YWCA. Our goal is to unite groups and individuals that share in our vision of a society free of racism and discrimination. Together, we want to raise awareness that racism still exists and that it cannot be ignored or tolerated.
The Stand Against Racism is an annual event held on the last Friday in April. Over 50 local agencies joined the YWCA Central Massachusetts in taking a Stand Against Racism in 2011 and we hope you will join us this year! See photos from last year, click here.
On April 27, 2012, the YWCA will kick-off the Stand Against Racism with a Executive Leadership Breakfast and wrap-up the day with a Public Stand featuring speak-outs and performances. Participating Sites are invited to attend the Stand and welcomed to bring tables and chairs to work their own resource tables during the Public Stand.
From 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
At the YWCA
Presentation by Vernā Myers, Esq., the principal of Vernā Myers Consulting Group, LLC and a nationally recognized expert on diversity issues.
From 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
At City Hall Common/ Rain Location: YWCA Central Massachusetts
Featuring speak-outs, remarks, performances by Black Men Rising, WAIT Team, Seven Hills Soldiers, Youth Empowerment & Activism team, and many more!
Open to the public