YWCA Madison calls all individuals to join us in taking a Stand Against Racism on Thursday, April 28 from 8:30-10:30a at Fountain of Life Church. Stand Against Racism will unite our community in a bold demonstration that delivers a clear message: we are on a mission to eliminate racism. We are partnering with Race to Equity & Justified Anger to hear a status update regarding Justified Anger’s Our Madison Plan and Race to Equity’s Roadmap to Equity: A Two Generation Approach to Reducing Racial Disparities in Dane County. We'll present a short update on these plans. Then you'll be able to participate through a facilitated discussion to gather feedback and commitment, as well as identify areas for partnership and collaboration. Share your stand against racism using #StandAgainstRacism. Please join us!
Let us know you're attending...
The event is free and open to everyone. No ticket is required. Please join our event on Facebook so we can prepare enough materials. Be sure to invite your friends!
Thanks to our event sponsor!
Other Ways to Get Involved
Participate in Webinar on Racial Equity Tools
In this webinar on April 28 at 1p, participants will learn about specific tools and processes that can be used to embed equitable and inclusive practices in the day to day work of an organization or institution. Presenters will share examples from the public, private, and non-profit sectors highlighting an evaluative process to ensure equity in public policy, internal policies, and within hiring practices. Register for this free webinar on the Forward Community Investments website.
Take the Stand Against Racism Pledge
YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities. You can take a stand against racism with YWCA and hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Take the pledge at your organization, school, community group, or in your neighborhood or family. Participate on social media by sharing a photo of yourself with this sign, telling the world how you will stand against racism. Use the hashtags #standagainstracism and #ywact.
On A Mission for Girls of Color
Our theme for the national 2016 Stand Against Racism is On a Mission for Girls of Color. Download this PDF for resources, stories, and statistics that illustrate the crucial need to stand up for girls of color. For details on YWCA's national racial justice work, download this PDF that includes details of how YWCA has worked across lines of difference to bring social change and social services to communities across the country for more than 150 years.