Stand Against Racism Events

16 Apr

SAR_logo_whiteWe are very pleased to share this impressive list of events that are planned for the 2013 YWCA Stand Against Racism. More details about these events can be found here. The deadline to sign up for the Stand Against Racism is this Friday. Any group of any size can participate, either by holding an event (public or private) or attending one of the events listed below. Sign up at

If you have any questions, call YWCA Director of Communications Ami Worthen at 254-7206 x 203 or email

Monday, April 22

Speaker: Gertrude Fraser, “Understanding the Candidate’s Perspective: Dual-Career as a Dimension of Decision-Making”
UNC Asheville Highsmith Student Union Mountain Suites, 7:00 pm

Screening of Episode 1 of “Race: The Power of an Illusion”
Land-of-Sky Regional Council, 339 New Leicester Hwy., Suite 140, 12 pm – 1 pm

Tuesday, April 23

Screening of Episode 2 of “Race: The Power of an Illusion”
Land-of-Sky Regional Council, 339 New Leicester Hwy., Suite 140, 12 pm – 1 pm

Wednesday, April 24

Speaker: Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, Assistant Professor Sociology
at University of North Florida

YMI Cultural Center, 39 S Market St, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Sponsored by Mission Health

Thursday, April 25

“Realizing the Benefits of a Diverse & Inclusive Workforce” Conference
UNC Asheville Wilma Sherrill Center, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Sponsored by Buncombe County and the City of Asheville in partnership with UNC Asheville.
Note: This event is sold out.

Screening of Episode 3 of “Race: The Power of an Illusion”
Land-of-Sky Regional Council, 339 New Leicester Hwy., Suite 140, 12 pm – 1 pm

Friday, April 26

Coffee and Conversation
Disability Partners, 108 New Leicester Highway, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Jam Against Racism
AB Tech, Ferguson Auditorium, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Sponsored by  AB-Tech Early College.

Lunch & Learn
56 Walton Street, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sponsored by ABIPA.

Social Justice Film Night
Unitarian Universalist Church, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville and the Asheville Buncombe Community Relations Council.

The Beloved Community—No Place for Racism
Carver Center, 101 Carver Avenue, Black Mountain, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Hop Ice Cream and The Hop West will donate 10% of sales on this day to the Stand Against Racism.

Sunday, April 28

Kenilworth Presbyterian Church Service
123 Kenilworth Road, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swannanoa Valley Service
500 Montreat Road, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Coffee & Conversation
Wall Street Coffeehouse and Emporium, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sponsored by Blue Ridge Pride.

Dialogue Cafe’
Downtown, 3:30 – 5:30 pm – more details to come
Sponsored by the Healing Love Institute/Healing Love Foundation.

Wednesday, May 1

Lunch & Learn
MAHEC Education Building, 121 Hendersonville Road, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Sponsored by MAHEC.

Thursday, May 2

YWCA Black & White Gala
Crowne Plaza Expo Center, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Wrap up party for the Stand Against Racism.

Screening & Discussion of “The Help”
Jubilee Community Church, 46 Wall Street, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sponsored by Jubilee Community Church

Elementary, Middle, and High Schools with Stand Against Racism activities planned for their students:
A.C. Reynolds Middle School, Cane Creek Middle School, Charles D. Owen High School, Isaac Dickson Elementary School, Enka Middle School, Evergreen Community Charter School, Francine Delany New School for Children, Sand Hill-Venable Elementary, Erwin Middle School, and T.C. Roberson High School.

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