Stand Against Racism


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.  In April, 750 events took place across the country including public policy advocacy, community education, and public proclamations. Participants in YWCA’s Stand Against Racism ranged from school children to elected officials, from executives of large corporations to church leaders, and many others.

YWCA New Britain partnered with Central Connecticut State University for a day-long event that incorporates the wisdom of educators and those in the social justice field into short talks of 15-20 minutes on topics related to the impact of racism and the need for racial justice. 

Presenters for the event included:  

Miyan Zahir Muhammad MannanFemininity in Islam & What a Woman’s Worth: Championship of Women’s  Equality Through Education, Appreciation & Justice    

CCSU Student PanelThe Experience of Racism on Campus

Vanessa Roberts Avery and Cheryl A. Sharp- Against the Odds:  A Personal Story of Achievement in Spite of Structural and Institutionalized Racism.  Part 1 and Part 2.

Imam Sami Abdul AzizIslamophobia – Anti-Muslim Fear & Hate in America

You can click on the links above to view full videos of the Stand Against Racism presentations.  

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