The YWCA USA is proud to convene our blog carnival for Stand Against Racism today. Stand Against Racism is an annual event that serves as a conversation-starter about racial justice and diversity, and what we can do to achieve true equality in our communities. Racial justice is an integral and defining part of the work of the YWCA. Stand Against Racism is a signature event that furthers our mission to eliminate racism and empower women across the country.
This year, we asked: “What will it take to create a community that is free of racism in all forms?”
Responses have come from local YWCAs and guest bloggers from across the U.S. We’re posting responses throughout the day! Check out the posts below, and if you have a post that you’d like to include, email Katie Stanton at firstname.lastname@example.org or link to it in the comments below.
YWCA Missoula: Racial Justice through Health Care
YWCA of Central Alabama: “We Shall Overcome” Racial Injustice: Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement
YWCA of Winston-Salem: Racism Hurts; We Aim to Heal
YWCA of Metro St. Louis: Fighting Race-Baiting: No Easy Task
YWCA Madison: Racism. Why are we still talking about it?
YWCA Gettysburg: Ubuntu: The Perfect Philosophy for Ending Racism
YWCA Rock County: The Solution to Eliminating Racism: Small, Everyday Actions Add Up!
Firesteel, YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish: Stand Against Racism: Domestic & Sexual Violence Within Communities of Color
YWCA of Asheville: Looking at Racism and Economic Justice
It’s Pronounced Metrosexual: How To Respond When Someone Uses Non-inclusive (or Bigoted) Language
Business Interludes: Stand Against Racism: Creating Bridges and not Barriers
Erin Matson: This Needs To Be Said: Americans Look Like Everyone
Katie Benson, AAUW: What Does Race Have to Do with a Woman’s Salary? A Lot.
Nancie McDermott: Take a “Stand Against Racism” Today, with the Wonderful YWCA!
Check out our hashtag #standagainstracism to see all of the posts and activities that are taking place across the country today, and we welcome you to join the conversation!