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YWCA Greater Lafayette is on a mission to Stand Against Racism every day by raising awareness about the impact of institutional and structural racism and by building community among those who work for racial justice.

Stand Against Racism provides the opportunity for communities across the United States to find an issue or cause that inspires them to take a #StandAgainstRacism and unite their voices to educate, advocate and promote racial justice. We invite all allied groups to focus their events and organizing on the myriad of racial justice issues that impact the health and safety of communities of color. Most importantly, we invite you to explore how From Declarations to Change: Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis can advance the work of racial justice in our community and empower people of color.

Structural racism plays a large role in determining the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live and age. These factors affect 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 for improving opportunity and well-being across communities.

Our collective efforts can identify injustices, transform institutions and create a world that sees women, girls and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.

Join us for Stand Against Racism 2021!

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Stand Against Racism 2021
YWCA Greater Lafayette does not discriminate in the delivery of services or benefits based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation and gender identity.