Stand Against Racism takes place annually in April and is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities and to build community among those who work for racial justice.
2020 Stand Against Racism Theme: Civic Engagement
Civic engagement is, and always has been, central to racial justice work.
Ensuring access to the ballot box and engagement of marginalized communities in the political process are powerful tools for eliminating racism and creating a more inclusive democracy.
Civic engagement is most powerful when we value the full spectrum of civic life and when all community members have the power to choose how they’d like to participate. Each of us can stand against racism by engaging in our communities in a meaningful way.
Each day, we'll highlight a new topic related to the 2020 Stand Against Racism Theme. Click to learn more.
Day 1: Sign the Stand Against Racism Pledge
Day 2: Voting Rights
Day 3: 2020 Census