After the Race Against Hate, I received a moving letter from Ricky Byrdsong’s widow, Sherialyn. Among other things, she wrote:
"At this race especially, I experienced a powerful sense of the ripple effect. I heard some amazing stories on the field about why people came and how the race strikes a chord in their own lives. The YWCA Evanston/North Shore is making a huge splash, and not just in Evanston. You’re having a ripple effect!"
You are all part of this ripple effect, and I want to thank you for the ways you have taken action over the throughout the year to make a difference.
Whether you participated in the Race Against Hate on June 17; contacted members of Congress to protest inhumane policies; joined us at the “Families Belong Together” march on June 30; or represented the YWCA Flying Fish at the Evanston Fourth of July parade, your presence and your voice matter.
When we talk about the movement that is YWCA, that includes all of us. We’re in this together, and with your continued support, we will continue to “bend the arc” toward justice.
Thanks for all you do,