YWCA New Britain

YWCA & CCSU to Take a Stand Against Racism

YWCA’s annual Stand Against Racism will be held April 30, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at CCSU ITBD at 185 Main Street.

YWCA New Britain and Central Connecticut State University have partnered to offer an evening with dinner and a presentation to highlight issues and barriers important to our communities of color that must be addressed.

Father Paul Abernathy, Director of Neighborhood Resilience Project in Pittsburgh, will be the keynote speaker for the event. Father Abernathy has created programs to solve the problem of poverty in his community including a backpack program for children, weekend meals, and a free medical and behavioral health clinic. His presentation will address building a movement to transform a trauma-affected community to a healing, resilient community.

A community discussion will be facilitated to speak about the possibilities for change and to build the steps needed to enable healing in the New Britain community.

“We are proud to co-sponsor Father Abernathy’s presentation in New Britain.  The resilience work being done on a neighborhood level in Pittsburgh is so relevant to the efforts here in the city.  We look forward to the participation and discussion with residents as a result,” said YWCA’s Associate Director, Tracey Madden-Hennessey.

The Stand Against Racism is a free event and is open to the public, however, space is limited and registration is encouraged. Please click here to register.