WILMINGTON -- YWCA Lower Cape Fear invites individuals to attend the ninth annual Stand Against Racism to be held 6-9 p.m. April 25 at the 1898 Memorial Park, downtown Wilmington. The event aims to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. Stand Against Racism will unite our community in a bold demonstration that delivers a clear message: we are on a mission to promote unity and equality.
As a part of the national YWCA USA network, Stand Against Racism events are anticipated in nearly every state across the country including public policy advocacy, community education, and public proclamations. The theme nationwide is "No Hate. No Fear. Immigrant Justice Is Racial Justice." In Wilmington, the event will also include a brief march, followed by a peaceful rally featuring guest speakers and local community leaders. All are encouraged to attend, bring signs, or wear orange to show your support.
"The Stand Against Racism offers our community a chance to come together in solidarity with communities of color and to recognize that we all have an important part to play in the elimination of racism," said Charrise Hart, YWCA Lower Cape Fear CEO. "When we gather together, we share the clear message that Wilmington is made stronger through our diversity and that hate has no place in our community."
The event is supported by Stand Against Racism sponsors New Hanover Regional Medical Center, CastleBranch, Element Outdoor Living, Inc., and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated. Participants in YWCA's Stand Against Racism range from school children to elected officials, executives of large corporations to church leaders, and many others. To partner with the YWCA at the event or to participate, visit https://www.ywca-lowercapefear.org/what-were-doing/racial-justice/stand-against-racism/.
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