YWCA Takes a Stand Against Racism 300,000 people expected to Stand Against Racism in April

Greensboro Event: Friday April 24, 2015 at
4pm, YWCA Greensboro, 1807 E. Wendover Ave.

"Greensboro, NC – YWCA Greensboro is calling on all individuals to join us in taking a Stand Against Racism on Friday, April 24, at 4pm-7pm. Stand Against Racism will unite our community in a bold demonstration that delivers a clear message: racism can no longer be ignored nor tolerated. Participants will form a human chain along the sidewalk in front of the YWCA building on 1807 East Wendover Avenue, followed by refreshments and tours of the building.

 “Racism continues to be a pervasive issue in our community and communities across the United States,” stated Lindy Garnette of the YWCA Greensboro. “Stand Against Racism is just one way we can make change by coming together to organize and show our commitment to eliminating racism.”
YWCA Greensboro will take a Stand Against Racism in unison with others throughout the country. On Thursday, April 23, YWCAs will join in a National Day of Action to urge Congress to pass the End Racial Profiling Act. From Thursday through Sunday, more than 300,000 people are expected to participate in a range of locally organized events involving public policy advocacy, community education and training that will lead to a commitment to working for racial justice by taking the pledge Against Racism.
Founded in 2007 by YWCA Trenton and YWCA Princeton, Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA. This campaign is designed to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism. Stand Against Racism is one part of the YWCA’s national strategy to fulfill our mission to eliminate racism.
Participants in the YWCA’s Stand Against Racism range from school children to elected officials, from executives of large corporations to church leaders, and many others. For more details, or to look up a participating site, visit: www.StandAgainstRacism.org. For local information, please contact 336-273-3461 or visit or visit or visit http://tinyurl.com/kkdxjrb.

About the YWCA

The YWCA is the voice for every woman. For over a century, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the United States. Worldwide, the YWCA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries."

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