Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

21 Jan

As we pursue our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women, we are acutely aware of the efforts of the countless people who have championed civil rights over the years. Bravery and diligence have moved this country closer to truly being a land of justice. We are humbled by everyone who has made sacrifices in the fight for racial equity, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A group from the YWCA attended the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Saturday. We celebrating King’s legacy today by taking our After Schoolers to the MLK Peace March and Rally.

On Tuesday, the YWCA will have a table at UNCA for the Parchman Hour, Remembering the Past: Freedom Rider Vignettes, and on Wednesday we will be there for Gwendolyn Boyd, Looking to the Future: MLK Week Keynote.

At those events we will be sharing information about our annual Stand Against Racism. The Stand Against Racism, which happens in April, has the goal of raising awareness that racism still exists and that it can no longer be tolerated or ignored. 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, churches or synagogues, even two neighbors gathered around a kitchen table.

Interested in being a part of this movement? SAR_logo_white
Click here to sign up for the Stand Against Racism.

As we walk in the footsteps of the heroes that have gone before, we will blaze a trail of a better world for those who will follow.

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