YWCA McLean County cordially invites organizations to join in on Stand Against Racism in our community.

Organizations, corporations, schools, hospitals, houses of worship and government agencies in McLean County can become a “participating site” of the National YWCA Stand Against Racism event. By becoming a participating site, you will be joining your voices to ours in our ongoing plight to Stand Against Racism and to stand for the dignity and respect of all people.

The goal of the event is simple: We want to raise awareness that racism still exists in our community and that it can no longer be ignored or tolerated. Our strength is in numbers.

On Friday, April 29, YWCA McLean County, along with over 70 YWCAs throughout the country, will be working closely with approximately 2,500 organizations that will cumulatively attract about 300,000 individuals. We hope you will be one of them.

As a participating site of the YWCA’s Stand Against Racism, we ask that you host a “stand” or event. Your “stand” can either be open to the public or just for your group. Your “stand” or your event can be as short as 15 minutes or as long as you would like. We will provide you with all the materials you will need (including a How to Run the Event Template that can be customized for your group). There is no cost to participate.

During your “stand,” your participants could take a pledge that they will continually take a Stand Against Racism in their lives. There are many other activities that you could include during your “stand” such as group discussions, speakers, music, poetry, inspirational readings, rallies and demonstrations.