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Stand Against Racism 2016: On A Mission for Girls of Color

YWCA hosts Stand Against Racism 2016

2016 Stand Against Racism will take place April 28 – May 1st, 2016. Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. This campaign is one part of our larger national strategy to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism.

This year, our theme is On A Mission for Girls of Color! We will amplify the national discussion about the impacts of institutional and structural racism on the lives of girls of color. In 2015, over 750 locations hosted Stand Against Racism events across 44 states! 

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. YWCA is part of an international movement serving over 2 million in the United States and 25 million worldwide. 

YWCA Greater Cincinnati is planning a social media campaign to begin on Thursday 4/28 with a Twitterstorm, culminating with an event on Fountain Square on Monday May 2, 2016. During the event, Mayor John Cranley will proclaim May 2 as Stand Against Racism Day. He is slated to do so at noon. The entire event will take place from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.

At noon, MayorJohn Cranley will proclaim May 2 as Stand Against Racism Day. The following community partners will each speak for a few moments about how their organization is On A Mission for girls of color, including:

Shakila Ahmad | Board President, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati

Dr. Michael Battle | Exec. VP, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

David Singleton | Exec.Director, Ohio Justice & Policy Center

Karla Boldery | President, Lulac Cincinnatii (League of United Latin American Citizens)

Chara Jackson | Executive Director, Greater Cincinnati Urban League

Dr. Ericka King-Betts | Executive Director, The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission

Yvette Simpson | President Pro Tem Cincinnati City Council

Please join us! Come learn more about how we can change the narrative for girls of color in our city. Take a photo with a selfie sign at our photo booth and tell your friends and family how you are #OnAMission for Girls of Color!

We encourage you to participate in our social media campaign from April 28-May 2 using the hashtags #StandAgainstRacism and #BlackGirlsMatter