The YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester invites organizations, corporations, schools, hospitals, houses of worship, government agencies, and individuals in Westchester County to join them and YWCA’s across the country to take a Stand Against Racism during the week of April 22 – 25.
The goal of Stand Against Racism is to build community among those who work for racial justice and raise awareness about the impact of institutional and structural racism. This year, the theme is “Racism is a Public Health Crisis,” a topic that has been driven to the forefront of our national consciousness partly by the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice. Understanding and addressing systemic racism from a public health perspective is crucial to eliminating racial and ethnic inequities, and to improving opportunity and well-being across communities.
You can show your commitment to eliminating racism by participating in this year’s Stand Against Racism campaign in several different ways. Here’s how:
1. Take the Pledge as an individual: Stand up for racial justice by completing the pledge form.
2. Join at the Stand Against Racism event which will be held virtually on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 from 9:00 – 10:30 AM EST via zoom. Register here.
3. Become a Participating Site. Arrange for your organization to sign the pledge and declare your Stand Against Racism by promoting it to your staff or members and on your website and social media outlets. Be sure to register and join us for the Stand Against Racism virtual event on April 22.
For more information, please contact Ariana Quinones at email@example.com.