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Stand Against Racism

by Anna Hartge

Stand Against Racism LogoStand Against Racism is a movement that was initiated by the YWCA in 2008 in order to raise awareness that racism still exists in our communities and that it can no longer be ignored or tolerated. Our objective is to bring organizations together, who believe like we do, that united we can eliminate racism.

Want to be involved?

Here are a few ways that you can participate as well as some activities that the YWCA National Capital Area has planned for the Washington DC area:

Attend a Networking Event

April 4, 2011
YWCA NCA | 2nd Floor
624 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC
6:00pm – 8:00pm

April 4, 2011 will mark the 43rd Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. In honor of Dr. King’s legacy, the YWCA will host a Social Justice Networking Reception on April 5th to bring awareness to organizations that are doing work in the area of racial justice and diversity & inclusion. A selected number of
organizations will be invited to table/exhibit and share information with attendees about the work they are doing in the community. There is no cost for organizations to
exhibit at this networking event. Come and network with fellow advocates and community leaders in the field of Social Justice!

Become a Participating Site

Sign Up Before April 22nd

We encourage community organizations, schools, churches, etc to join the cause and host their own Stand Against Racism activity. The deadline to sign up
on the website is April 22nd. Interested individuals may visit www.standagainstracism.org to sign up and for more information.

Youth Art & Writing Challenge

624 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Deadline: April 22nd at 5:00pm

District youth between the ages of 6 and 21 are invited to submit art and/or writing pieces that focus or reflect on our challenge theme: “Why Are we STILL talking about
this? Working for Racial Justice in 2011.” Submission topics should be centered around the five questions outlined in our submission guidelines. Three outstanding pieces will be highlighted during the Stand Against Racism Pep Rally on April 29th. Please see submission guidelines for more details at www.ywcanca.org.

Attend the Stand Against Racism Pep Rally

April 29, 2011
Location TBD
1:00pm – 2:30pm
As a way to close out our activities this year, we will host a pep rally on Friday, April 29th at a local DC school. Location to be announced soon. During this rally, we will have entertainment, guest speakers and will highlight and award three outstanding art/writing submissions from our Youth Art & Writing Challenge.

Questions? Contact Twanisha at 202-626-0700 ext. 30 or tmitchell@ywcanca.org

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