Stand Against Racism

SAVE THE DATE: April 22nd -25th. Learn more here. Local details to come.

STAND AGAINST RACISM: YWCA is on a mission to Stand Against Racism! We take a 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 to unite their voices to educate, advocate, and promote racial justice.

YWCA USA’s 15th annual Stand Against Racism campaign will take place April 22 – 25, 2021.  We invite YWCAs and 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 justice in your community and empower people of color.


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    Throughout the year, we recognize and celebrate the cultures, traditions and contributions of our community.

    Events & National Awareness Months

    • January 1:  Refugee Birthday 
    • January 18:  Martin Luther King, Jr Day
    • January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
    • February 12: Lunar New Year
    • February: Black History Month
    • March: Women’s History Month
    • April: Autism Acceptance Month
    • April 22-25: Stand Against Racism
    • May: Asian & Pacific Heritage Month & Ramadan
    • June: PRIDE Month, Ramadan concludes
    • June: Juneteenth, celebration of the end of slavery
    • The ninth month of the Islamic calendar: Ramadan
    • September: Welcoming Week
    • September–October: Latinx Heritage Month
    • October: Disability Awareness Month
    • October: Indigenous' Peoples Day
    • November: Native American Heritage Month
    • November: Diwali
    • December: Hanukkah
    • December: Christmas
    • December: Kwanzaa