The YWCA is partnering with the Democrat and Chronicle on a Stand Against Racism calendar of public events. Click here to submit your event, and please be sure to specify this is a Stand Against Racism event in the "event name" box.
Last year we had more than 200 organizations signed up for the Stand and we're well on our way to having more this year! Many events are private, with some open to the public.
As you may know,Stand Against Racism is an annual community-wide event to build awareness about racism. We reach out to businesses, schools, houses of worship, organizations, and government agencies to create greater awareness and to encourage conversations about race.
Interested in helping to spread the word?
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.