Sign Up for the Stand Against Racism

25 Jan

The YWCA of Asheville cordially invites readers of this blog to join us as we take a Stand Against Racism on Friday, April 29. 2011.

We are calling on organizations, corporations, schools, hospitals, houses of worship, and government agencies in Asheville to become Participating Sites of this exciting event. We already have commitments from the YMI Cultural Center, Building Bridges, the Center for Diversity Education, Christians for a United Community, Mission Hospital, ABIPA, AAUW and many others. Last year we had 75 groups participate, and we would like to see that number grow.

By becoming a Participating Site, you will join your voices to ours and together we can take a bold Stand Against Racism.

The goal of the event is to raise awareness that racism still exists in our community and that it can no longer be ignored or tolerated.

On Friday, April 29, 2011 the YWCA of Asheville, along with over 60 YWCAs throughout the country, will be working closely with approximately 1,500 organizations that will cumulatively attract about 200,000 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 or attend a “Stand.” Being a Participating Site is very simple. We will provide you with all the materials you will need. YWCA staff are available to help you plan a Stand or to find one in the community to attend. There is no cost whatsoever to participate.

You can sign up online at:

For more information about the YWCA of Asheville’s and other local Stand Against Racism events, please call 254-7206 x 203 or go to

We seek to bring people together for one common goal – the elimination of racism. Please join us.

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