Stand Against Racism (SAR) is an annual campaign of YWCA USA, designed to build community among those who work for racial justice and raise awareness about the impact of institutional and structural racism. This annual campaign provides the opportunity for communities across the United States to find an issue or cause that inspires them to take a stand against racism, and to unite their voices to educate, advocate, and promote racial justice.
SAR is one part of our larger national strategy to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism. Founded by YWCA Trenton and YWCA Princeton in 2007, SAR quickly grew to a national presence by 2010, when an additional 80 YWCAs across the nation participated. The Stand Against Racism campaign takes place every April.
Racism is a Public Health Crisis 2021
During YWCA’s 15th annual Stand Against Racism on April 22-25, 2021—as our nation continues to face the intersecting public health crises of COVID-19 and racial injustice—we invite individuals and allied groups in our Delaware communities to join us in focusing on the the myriad racial justice issues that impact the health and safety of communities of color.
Structural racism plays a large role in determining the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and affects people’s access to quality housing, education, food, transportation, political power, and other social determinants of health. Understanding and addressing systemic racism from this public health perspective is crucial to eliminating racial and ethnic inequities, and to improving opportunity and well-being across communities. Our collective efforts can root out injustice, transform institutions, and create a world that sees women, girls and people of color the way we see them: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable. Join Us for Stand Against Racism 2021!