YWCA Takes a Stand Against Racism

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YWCA of Greater Austin calls all individuals to join us in taking a Stand Against Racism between Thursday, April 28, and Sunday, May 1. Stand Against Racism will unite our community in a bold demonstration that delivers a clear message: we are on a mission to eliminate racism.

“Daily events in Austin and around the country remind us of the importance to come together to challenge racism in our community,” said YWCA of Greater Austin Executive Director, Angela-Jo Touza-Medina.

From Thursday through Sunday, an anticipated 750 events will take place across the country including public policy advocacy, community education, and public proclamations. Here in Austin, we will

♣ host a social on Thursday, 4/28 from 4-7 pm for community leaders and members at Polvos Mexican Restaurant, 2004 South 1st
♣ host a monthly dialogue on issues of racism and discrimination, Friday 4/29 at 12 pm to discuss controlling your narrative amidst cultural appropriation YWCA Logo index

Participants in YWCA’s Stand Against Racism range from schoolchildren to elected officials, from executives of large corporations to church leaders, and many others. For more details, or to look up a participating site, visit: www.StandAgainstRacism.org. For local information, please contact YWCA of Greater Austin at 512-326-1222.

About YWCA
YWCA of Greater Austin is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen our community. YWCA of Greater Austin is part of an international movement serving over 2 million in the United States and 25 million worldwide. For comprehensive information about this important work, go to: http://www.ywcaaustin.org and http://www.ywca.org.

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Damita Miller-Shanklin, Ujima Magazine

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