The Stand Against Racism™ is a movement of the YWCA with the goal of bringing people together from all walks of life - to raise awareness that racism still exists.
The Stand brings together like-minded organizations that share in our vision of eliminating racism and celebrating the richness of diversity. We reach out to businesses, schools, houses of worship, organizations, and government agencies to create greater awareness and to encourage conversations about race.
Some of the public events that took place last year included:
Click here to sign up for the Stand Against Racism!
Looking for ideas on how you can create your own way to mark the Stand? Click here for a list. Remember, even small acts can mean a lot. Click here to print and sign a personal pledge against racism - there's even a youth version to begin the conversation with your child.
Our Community Partners:
Unite Rochester- A special Democrat & Chronicle project to find new, more inclusive ways to work together to solve community problems, especially economic inequities related to job, economic development, housing, education and small business.
Facing Race, Embracing Equity - Rochester's racial equity initiative.
As an organization that focuses on making a difference in the lives of women and girls in our community, we are reminded daily of the interface between poverty and race. So how do we address these issues, beyond providing the best services we can?
Our local YWCA decided to participate in this effort for the first time in 2011 by engaging diverse sectors of business, education, government, religious and other organizations and creating opportunities to work together to build a stronger community.