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YWCA Stand Against Racism
April 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Take a STAND AGAINST RACISM
The YWCA continues to work toward the elimination of racism. The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Center for Race and Gender Equity has dedicated the last Friday of April as the national Stand Against Racism.
Everyone is invited to participate in the Stand Against Racism by creating a silent vigil in front of the YWCA’s downtown building to raise awareness that racism still exists in our communities and cannot be ignored or tolerated. A nationwide movement initiated by YWCA in 2008, Stand Against Racism attracts tens of thousands of participants through community partnerships with more than 60 YWCA Association.
Volunteers will receive a complimentary Stand Against Racism T-shirt. The YW will provide signs, in various languages, proclaiming their message and give away fun door prizes throughout the event. Be sure to visit the trivia table in the lobby for a chance to win Pirates baseball tickets and other great items.
New for 2018: The YWCA will also host interactive booths and educational opportunities to learn more about standing up to racism and promoting social justice on a daily basis. We’re excited to share that PUMP will engage participants and encourage people to take action to combat racism. We’re excited to help people find ways to turn their values into action. We hope to see you there!
Stand activities will take place between 11 AM and 2 PM on April 27th. The YWCA asks that participants commit to a full hour, with 30 minutes dedicated to standing at the vigil, and the remainder actively engaging with the booths and tables.
Please pre-register to participate. T-shirts are limited in size and quantity. The Vigil will begin at 11:30 AM and conclude at 1:30 PM. Please RSVP (suggesting vigil time, with 30 minute shifts beginning every half hour of the timeline) to Mell Steven-Cosnek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for registration is Thursday, April 19th.
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