YWCA takes a ‘stand’

Furthering its mission to “eliminate racism” the YWCA Greenwich will celebrate its 4th Annual YWCA Stand Against Racism Day in Greenwich on Friday, April 26.

The event continues the YWCA’s racial justice initiative that combats hatred and intolerance and honors and celebrates the richness of diversity in the community. State and local dignitaries will be in attendance, the First Baptist Church Choir will sing and refreshments will be served. The YWCA will join more than 70 other YWCA’s around the country in this national effort.

“Our Stand Against Racism program supports our core mission of eliminating racism,” said Adrianne Singer, president and CEO of YWCA Greenwich. “Last year we had over 50 organizations joining with us as participating sites, including every public school, and we look forward to more partners supporting this important 2013 effort. Bigotry and hatred have no place here,” she said.

With a simple click of the mouse, any organization or individual in town can be a partner in the effort by becoming a “participating site.” To participate, go to standagainstracism.org, click on “Become a Participating Site” and complete the form. Participation is free. Anyone signing up receives free “Racism Hurts Everyone” pins, free “Pledge Against Racism” book marks and free posters, along with a “How to Run Your Event” document. As a participating site, your “stand” can be anything from a gathering of office workers to a classroom project to a rally with speakers, and more.

For more information call Barry Nova at 203-869-6501, ext. 104. The event takes place April 26 in the Town Hall meeting room from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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