Stand Against Racism

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Stand Against Racism

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.
Join us by taking a Stand Against Racism with YWCA Southeast Wisconsin this April. We invite you to join us on for a dynamic panel discussion and to take a public stand against racism with us!

Panel Discussion

Thursday April 25, 2019 || Noon – 1:30 p.m. || YWCA Southeast Wisconsin || Lunch will be provided

Theme: “No Hate. No Fear.” The panel discussion will focus on
Focus: Immigration Justice is Racial Justice
Purpose: With the ever-growing hostility and violence towards immigrant communities, policies are being created that will continue the unjustified criminalization of innocent people searching for better opportunities.  The anti-immigrant sentiments across multiple platforms have created an atmosphere of bigotry and hatred, especially given most are people of color.  This year, we are standing against racial intolerance and hatred by standing in solidarity with immigrant communities, undocumented or otherwise, in fighting against racist and xenophobic attacks.

Moderator and Panelists

Moderator: Janan Najeeb, President, Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition
Norma Duckworth, Executive Director, Open Door Community Center
Linda Boyle, Immigration Committee Chair, Racine Interfaith Coalition
Emilio deTorre, Director of Community Engagement, ACLU of Wisconsin
Dr. Tony BaezDistrict 6 MPS School Board Director

In conjunction with YWCA USA, we are demanding policy solutions that allow immigrant communities to live without fear within these specific areas:

  1. The Dream Act
  2. Ending Separation of Families
  3. Ending “Zero Tolerance” Policy
  4. Ending detention of children and families
  5. Safety and Support for Victims of Violence
  6. Ending Policies and Practices Criminalizing Communities of Color
Register Here

Public Stand Against Racism

Friday, April 26, 2019 || Noon || YWCA Southeast Wisconsin, Your Workplace, Your Neighborhood, etc.

Join us as we take a public stand against racism! Staff at YWCA will read the pledge while holding the “We Stand Against Racism” sign outside of our building. The pledge will be led by our Racial Justice team. The agenda for the public stand is included below. Click the button to review.

All are welcome to join us at our Milwaukee location (1915 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive) or with your friends, family and networks at your respective locations.

We’d LOVE to see you all stand WITH us so please tag us in your photos and videos on Facebook and Twitter and use the hashtags, #YWCASEWSAR19 and #StandAgainstRacism.

Download the pledge Download the sign Review the agenda

To learn more about the national program visit: