Stand Against Racism Events at UNCA This Week

17 Apr

From the Center for Diversity Education:

The Stand Against Racism is a movement of the YWCA that aims to eliminate racism by raising awareness through its annual event.

Organizations across the United States are invited to become Participating Sites by hosting their own “Stand.” Individuals are then invited to join any of the “Stands,” where hundreds of thousands of people will take a Stand Against Racism across the country.

The Following Stand Against Racism Events are Scheduled at UNC-Asheville:

April 16–19:
Visit the residency halls, Writing Center, or the Intercultural Center to create your rant and sign up for a time to rant your rant about race or take the pledge against racism on the Library Steps. Email for more information.

Friday, April 20
All events are open to the public unless otherwise noted

Interior Design Against Racism
Intercultural Center 114 Highsmith Student Union – 9:00 – 10:00
Deborah Miles will lead a workshop on developing skills to assess, create, and build spaces that are welcoming and inclusive for all.

Walk Against Racism
Outdoor track (If rain, indoor track) – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Walk with the Campus Recreation and the Student Activities departments to take a Stand Against Racism. Walk a minimum of 15 minutes on the UNC Asheville outdoor track. Email to register. Participants will receive a bookmark with the Stand Against Racism pledge to affirm their personal and professional commitment to justice.

Rant Against Racism
Steps of Ramsey Library – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Not to Sound Racist but……
Intercultural Center (114 HSU) – 12:40 pm – 3:00 pm
A workshop on racism and whiteness for UNC Asheville students facilitated by Reid Drake and Kyja Wilburn-Hyde. Students (only) may register by emailing

Seeds of Change: Learning About and Addressing Racism
Center for Health and Wellness (460 Sherrill Center) – All day
University and community members who visit the Health and Wellness Center will receive a packet of flower seeds and a copy of A Gardener’s Tale, an allegory about how racism contributes to health disparities and what we can do about it.

To register additional activities visit or email

Note: the national Stand Against Racism observance is held on April 27. UNC Asheville moved the date a week early to avoid final exams.

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