& Racial Justice Outreach Activities
The YWCA Indianapolis
partners with businesses, school and organization to increase awareness and
understanding of racial and social justice issues in our Indianapolis
community. The following are just a few
of the activities that we encourage you to participate in.
World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each
year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the
spread of HIV infection. It is common to hold memorials to honor persons who
have died from HIV/AIDS on this day and to remind ourselves that HIV/AIDS does not discriminate. It doesn’t care if you are black, white,
young, old, wealthy or poor.
Marion County Health Department estimates 1,000 Indianapolis area residents
have HIV and are unaware of it. Of the 4,000 county residents who do know of
their infection, the health department states that:
- Persons aged 25-44 accounted for the largest proportion
(63.8%) of diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases
- Persons aged 15-24 accounted
for the second largest proportion (14.3%)
- 35 people were diagnosed before
the age of 15
- 96 people were diagnosed after
the age of 55
- Whites constituted the majority
(47.6%) of people living with HIV/AIDS
- Blacks constituted the second
largest proportion (42.7%), followed by Hispanics (6.3%)
- Infection rates were
particularly high for minorities; blacks had twice the risk of infection
compared to whites
- One in every 298 whites living
in Marion County is infected with HIV/AIDS, as is one in every 132 blacks,
and one in every 260 Hispanics
Indianapolis has fact sheets available.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you want
to volunteer for the 2010 World AIDS Day event.
is the Stand Against Racism?
The Stand Against Racism is a movement of the
YWCA with the goal of bringing people together from all walks of life - across
the country - to raise awareness that racism still exists.
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.
invite groups of any size that are located within Greater Indianapolis to become a
participating site by hosting a
"Stand." Contact email@example.com for more information.