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How You Can Take A Stand In 2020!

YWCA’s annual Stand Against Racism events will take place on June 25 and June 26 and we’re excited to invite you in joining us!

Even though our events have moved to a virtual platform, there are still multiple ways for you to support our work in eliminating racism. We have provided a list of ways to host a virtual SAR and actionable items to make our community more equitable for all! 

We believe that a collective voice is a powerful voice! 

Hosting A Virtual Stand:

Wherever you are, you can host a virtual Stand on Friday, June 26! What does a virtual Stand look like?

  • We invite all of those participating in our Stand Against Racism events to take a moment of silence with us on June 25 in memory of George Floyd. This day marks one month after his murder. We are asking individuals to take a moment of silence at 11:35am, for 8 minutes and 45 seconds. 
  • Holding up signs in front of your organization, while social distancing, that asks passersby to honk for “racial justice,” “if they will vote,” “want equity for all,” etc.
  • Holding up signs in your neighborhood that share racial and social equity statistics.
  • Posting on social media how you or your organization will combat racism using the SAR hashtags (#StandCLT, #StandAgainstRacism, #SAR2020).
  • Posting on social media how COVID-19 has impacted you or your organization as well as the people you serve.
  • Take the Stand Against Racism Pledge.
  • Sharing YWCA’s recommended reading and terms with friends, family, and coworkers to expand knowledge and awareness on racial and social justice issues 
  • Wearing orange on Friday, June 26 to show support for YWCA Central Carolinas and our Racial Justice & Advocacy work.
  • Purchasing a 2019 Stand Against Racism shirt. (Your purchase will support YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women. After submitting your information, a YWCA associate will contact you for payment details.) 
Your voice, your community, your future

How To Take Action:

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