YWCA Evanston/North Shore Economic Empowerment Educator Fabiola Alfonso stands with Evanston Fire Department Station #2.
These Village of Skokie employees were among the 5,000+ who participated in Stand Against Racism for the first time in Skokie & Niles Township.
This year, 100 local organizations (over 10,000 people!) participated in the Stand. Over 20 groups from Northwestern University made an especially large impact!
Does standing together for 15 minutes eliminate racism? Of course not. But it does allow us to see the broad range of people in this community who are committed to working toward that goal. We need each other's support to stay in the struggle, to have the hard conversations, to do the self-assessment necessary to transform ourselves and our community.
YWCA Evanston/North Shore 2015 STAND AGAINST RACISM
Thanks to the over 10,000 people who participated in the 2015 YWCA Stand Against Racism with us! From babies to senior citizens, from individual residents walking up to their corner to entire schools emptying, people stood in Skokie, Morton Grove, Lincolnwood, and Evanston, letting all who passed by know that they are not going to tolerate racism in any form.
You can continue to stand against racism by discussing issues of race with friends and family, attending or planning a program, and reading up on important issues.
The Stand Against Racism™ is a movement of the YWCA that aims to raise community awareness of the effects of racism on all of us. For more details about the Stand Against Racism, contact Emma Garl Smith, Racial Justice Associate at the YWCA Evanston/North Shore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-864-8445 ext. 168.
Learn more, get safe, get involved, empower yourself.