YWCA’s Stand Against Racism campaign aims to build community around 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 YWCA’s larger national strategy to fulfill their mission of eliminating racism.
This year’s theme, ‘No Hate. No Fear.’, tackles Immigration and Race.
YWCA’s Stand Against Racism event will take place at Trade & Tryon on Friday, June 14th, 2019, at 11 a.m.
- Chinese Lion Dance presented by Thundering Wave Martial Arts
- Capoeria from the NC Brazilian Arts Project
- Kickboxing demo
- Native American Drum Circle
- Spoken word
Also, the League of Women Voters will have a table to register individuals to vote and The Charlotte Women’s March will provide the community with information around immigration and how it’s affecting the women and children that are left in the states once their husbands are deported.
In addition, YWCA will be partnering with CLT250, which is a celebration in honor of when Charlotte was founded 250 years ago. In celebration of CLT 250, YWCA will be collecting 250 “Stand Against Racism” Pledges during the event.