YWCA La Crosse

Stand Against Racism

The Stand Against Racism is a movement of the YWCA that aims to eliminate racism by raising awareness through its annual event. The methodology of the Stand Against Racism is to bring together like-minded organizations that share in our vision of eliminating racism and celebrating the richness of diversity. By inviting community organizations to partner with us, we maximize the outreach of this mission, attracting hundreds of thousands of participants.

Through our annual event, which takes place the last Friday of each April, and our Community Cohesion program, the YWCA's Stand Against Racism addresses the root causes of racism and encourages conversations across diverse communities in the USA.

YWCA La Crosse joined the Stand Against Racism in 2012. More than 100 people attended the event at the YWCA Child Center to sign a pledge and stood together against racism on the Western Technical College campus. It is our goal to grow this event in 2013 to include more community members and the universities. Consider joining us on April 26, 2015.


Stand Against Racism

Stand Against Racism logoOn April 23–26, the YWCA La Crosse will be participating in Stand Against Racism, a YWCA USA national initiative. This campaign is designed to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism. Like us on Facebook to participate in our national day of action on April 23. The national theme this year focuses on Ending Racial Profiling. We will be posting stories, and encouraging you to share what you have done to take a stand against racism using #StandAgainstRacism. Please join us!

Please join us in supporting and distributing two Thunderclaps for Stand Against Racism. Both Thunderclaps will be released on Thursday April 23rd— the kickoff of Stand Against Racism and the National Day of Action to End Racial Profiling! Thunderclaps distribute the same message on all connected social media accounts to amplify the reach.

The first is a call to sign the National Pledge Against Racism:
“Justice delayed is justice denied. Sign the National Pledge Against #Racism. #StandAgainstRacism http://thndr.it/1EJnb2I
Support this Thunderclap by clicking this link: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/24252-standagainstracism?locale=en

The second Thunderclap encourages followers to contact their legislator to support the End Racial Profiling Act:
“Racial profiling is the new Jim Crow. Ask Congress to pass the End Racial Profiling Act. #StandAgainstRacismhttp://thndr.it/1Dspsou
Support this Thunderclap by clicking this link: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/24522-standagainstracism?locale=en