2021 Stand Against Racism
The YWCA, has been working for justice for 160 years. While we’re not new to this work, we also know that we are experiencing a watershed moment in the fight for racial justice. As civil rights continue to be eroded for women, people of color, and other marginalized communities, civic engagement has become even more important. Voting rights and civic engagement are, and have always been, core components of racial justice work. The YWCA’s annual Stand Against Racism campaign, focuses on civic engagement and working to support and ensure full access and engagement for marginalized communities, especially women and girls of color, in the political process.
Every year thousands of people are convening at over 400 Stand Against Racism events in communities across the country – and you can be a part of this movement! Each of us has a role to play in the fight for racial justice, and we encourage you to join us over the next few days in our nation-wide campaign to raise awareness about and dismantle institutional and structural racism in our country and build community among those who work for racial justice.
Participating in Stand Against Racism is easy! Anyone can join us and take action in ways big or small. From planning and hosting an event or posting a video, to contacting your legislators or engaging with us on social media, there are a number of ways to get involved and show your support. Check back soon for more information about the YWCA Darien/Norwalk's Stand Against Racism events, our annual essay contest and orange ribbon distribution.