Stand Against Racism

The YWCA’s Stand Against Racism, which happens annually in April, is a partnership of YWCA Associations throughout the country with the goal of bringing people together from all walks of life to raise awareness that racism still exists and that it can no longer be ignored or tolerated. Our strength is in numbers!

Any group of any size can become a Participating Site of the Stand Against Racism: corporations large or small, schools (from elementary schools to universities), government agencies, non-profit or civic organizations, hospitals, houses of worship, even a group of neighbors gathered around a kitchen table. As a Participating Site of the Stand Against Racism, you can host a “Stand” at your location. Events can be either private or public, or you can choose attend and support another group's event. Participation in the Stand Against Racism is free and becoming a participating site is very simple. When you sign up, you will be provided with materials and support for your event.

Ideas for the Stand Against Racism
Participating can be as simple as hanging a poster or wearing the "racism hurts everyone" buttons that you will be provided.
Or you can host an public event, rally or day of service. No matter what shape the “stand” takes in each participating site, all activities will echo the theme: “racism is unacceptable.” These events are also an opportunity to expand local discussions around racial justice, the fact that racism still exists as a problem today and what we as individuals can do to combat it.
Things Your Organization Can do to Stand Against Racism
Ways Schools Can Stand Against Racism
Racial Justice Resources

Thank you to the 2015 Stand Against Racism Participating Sites:

A-B Tech Community College
About My Father's Business NOL/New Mercies
About My Father's Business/NMAS
A.C. Reynolds Middle School
ArtSpace Charter School
Asheville-Buncombe Community Relations Council
Asheville Downtown Association
Asheville Grown Business Alliance
Asheville Jewish Community Center
aSHEville Museum
Asheville Touch Therapy
Asheville Writers in the Schools
Biltmore Oil Co.
Black Mountain Stand Against Racism
Building Bridges of Asheville
Buncombe County
Buncombe County Early College
Charlotte Street Computers
Christians for a United Community
Color of Asheville
Council on Aging of Buncombe County
David Gantt Law Office
Eblen Short Stop Stores
Eagle Market Streets Development Corporation
Elders Fierce for Justice
Enka Middle School
Erwin Middle School
Ethical Society of Asheville
Everybody's Environment
Evergreen Community Charter School
French Broad Food Co-op
Grateful Publishing House and Bookshop
Green Opportunities
Guardian Ad Litem - District 28
Hip Replacements
IO Design & Illustration, Inc.
Isaac Dickson Elementary School
James Lee Enterprises
JUBILEE! Community
Just Economics
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church PC (USA)
Leadership Asheville
Literacy Council of Buncombe County
MANNA FoodBank
Minority Enterprise Development Committee of WNC, Inc.
Mission Health
MLK Association of Asheville-Buncombe
Moon IO Design
Mountain Area Health Education Center Inc, (MAHEC)
Mountain BizWorks
Mountain Housing Opportunities
Pack's Tavern
Pisgah Legal Services
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Owen High School
Self-Help Credit Union
Social Justice Team of Jubilee Community
Spellbound Children's Bookshop
The Support Center Western Women's Business Center
Sunny Point Cafe
The Hop Ice Cream Cafe, LLC
The Hop West
The Laurel of Asheville
Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site
Unitarian Uiversalist Congregation of Swannoa Valley
United Way
Western Chapter of the ACLU-NC
WNC Adoption Resources
YWCA of Asheville