Join us for YWCA’s fourteenth annual Stand Again Racism week of activism, when we will join others around the country to raise awareness around racial justice issues that pose barriers to civic engagement for communities of color.
Our collective efforts can root out injustice, transform institutions, and create a world that sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do:
Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.
Stay tuned for our kick-off email on Monday with more information about each daily activity and for daily social media posts on our
Stand Against Racism 2020 Activities
Educate & Empower via Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - Engage your virtual community in Stand Against Racism Week
Launch a Census Texting Party - Generate momentum with your friends, family and social media networks to make sure everyone gets counted.
Attend our Reading to End Racism Structural Racism Discussion
at 7:00 p.m. We will incorporate themes from the book The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates from the RER Literary Book Club. Register by emailing Debbie Pope at
Call or write to your legislators to show your support for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 (VRAA), Native American Voting Rights Act (NAVRA) and to demand action on the racial disparities in COVID-19 deaths.
Watch the YWCA USA National Tele-Town Hall, Thursday, April 23 at 1:00-2:45 p.m. MST (3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. EST).
YWCA Stand Against Racism National Tele-Town Hall
Voting rights, census participation, and civic engagement are, and have always been, essential to racial justice.
As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts all aspects of life, it is also exacerbating the impact of systemic and structural racism on communities of color across health, education, justice, and economic sectors. In this moment, our collective efforts to secure full access at the ballot box, to ensure a fair and complete Census count, and to stand against racism-whenever and wherever it happens-are more important than ever.
Join us for a national tele-town hall where we will:
- Explore the issues with national leaders in the movement for racial justice and gender equity
- Learn best practices and build skills for effective civic engagement amidst social distancing
- Motivate and inspire our nationwide networks for the work of racial justice
Thursday, April 23, 2020
1:00-2:45 p.m. MST (3:00 - 4:45 p.m. EST)
Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA
Cecile Richards, Co-chair, Supermajority
Vanita Gupta, President & CEO, Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
Valerie Jarrett, Co-Chair, United State of Women & When We All Vote
Ai-Jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Virginia Kase, CEO, League of Women Voters
Melanie Campbell, President & CEO, National Council on Black Civic Participation
Take the YWCA Stand Against Racism Pledge and share it on Social Media.
Write a Letter to the Editor for your local newspaper about VAWA, VRAA, NAVRA and/or the racial disparities in COVID-19 deaths.
- Check back in with your family and friends to make sure everyone has completed the Census.
Help us track our impact!