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!
What is the YWCA NYC doing about Stand Against Racism?
The YWCA of the City of New York will collect data by asking young women of color (18 years of age or older) thoughtful questions about race and gender equity and the impact on their lives. Our findings will be presented to the Young Women Initiatives commission through representatives of the YWCA of the City of New York whose mission is social justice and gender equity. Our intention is to drawn attention to the challenging issues that young women of color are continually confronted with daily.
The YWCA NYC selected four (4) diverse teams from staff to survey young women of color on college campuses throughout the city. The YWCA NYC staff will be posted at the following college campuses:
- City College
- Borough Manhattan Community College
- Baruch College
- Hostos Community College