Stand Against Racism

Stand Against Racism 2022- Events

When it comes to eliminating racism and dismantling barriers, many people ask – what can I DO? Here’s something easy AND genuinely useful. Please join us and share with your networks.

Stand Against Racism at America’s Black Holocaust Museum

WHEN: Thursday, April 14th.    2:00 – 5:00 pm
WHERE: America’s Black Holocaust Museum

Utilizing a National Museum of Peace & Justice item on lynching, The Equal Justice Initiative has documented more than 4,000 “racial terror” lynchings — extrajudicial killings, often by hanging, for alleged crimes — in the U.S. between 1877 and 1950. In order for our country to heal we need to be willing to have difficult conversations about the harm systemic oppression has done and is continuing to do to people of the global majority. Join us to find your own way forward towards justice and growth. Learn More Here



Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 26th.   2:00 – 4:30 pm
WHERE: Jewish Museum Exhibit
Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans tells the story of the forced removal of 120,000 Japanese American citizens and legal residents from their homes during World War II without due process or other constitutional protections to which they were entitled. This multimedia exhibition illustrates the impact this fear-based rebuke has on those who experience it firsthand and the lasting repercussions on the generations that followed.  Join YWCA Southeast Wisconsin staff and supporters in understanding the internment camp experience, the discrimination and government policies that deeply impacted families, neighbors and communities. Learn More Here





Using Your Power and Position to Shift Systems: Case Study of Collective Impact in Racine

WHEN: Wednesday, April 27th.   8:30am – 10 am
WHERE: Racine Public Library
When your city is reported to be one of the worst places to live for African Americans – how do you identify ways to improve conditions for those most affected? Can improving conditions for one group impact the whole? Join us to learn about how different leaders in Racine have come together to make our community more equitable and how each of us have opportunities to Stand Against Racism and influence positive change. Learn More Here


It’s Not Too Late To Join!

ONLINE: YWCA SEW is joining this challenge, which is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, especially those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership.
With resources and practical examples, this tool will help you build racial justice “muscle” – and to the extent you want, connect you with others committed to racial justice. The links provided each day have been thought-provoking, important reminders of our mission work, and an invitation to engage. To Join the Challenge, follow this link and select Southeast Wisconsin

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