YWCA Evansville

Stand Against Racism

Stand Against Racism is a nationwide movement that was initiated by the YWCA of Trenton, New Jersey in 2008 in order to raise awareness that racism still exists in our communities and that it can no longer be ignored or tolerated. Our objective is to bring together organizations who believe like we do, that united WE CAN eliminate racism.

Join YWCA Evansville for our Stand Against Racism Rally on April 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the University of Southern Indiana’s University Amphitheater, located outside the University Center. Location will be moved to the Eagles Nest in the University Center if inclement weather is present. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will issue a special proclamation and attendees will take a pledge against racism. Click here for details!

An “Open Mic Night: Stand Against Racism” will be held Thursday, April 24th from 7-9 p.m. at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. Performers are invited to take part in this event. Artists should incorporate the topic of racism, diversity, culture or racial justice. Solos or duets are welcome. Song, rap, poetry, slam poetry, covers and originals may be chosen. Call the YWCA if you are interested in performing (812) 422-1191. Click here!


Would you like to organize your own Stand?

Organizations across the United States are invited to become Participating Sites by hosting their own Stand. Individuals are then invited to join any of the Stands, where hundreds of thousands of people will take a Stand Against Racism across the country. Click here for details.