San Francisco and Marin

YWCA Takes a Stand Against Racism

San Francisco & Marin, California, March 10, 2016 –– YWCA San Francisco & Marin invites our community to join us at the Chinese Historical Society of America for an evocative event, Stand Against Racism: Model Making and Breaking. We will join YWCA’s across the country for our national day of racial justice awareness through dynamic conversation and action to deliver a clear message: we are on a mission to eliminate racism.

“We strongly believe in being a part of the solution to end racism in our community. Our panelists from Angel Island, Asians4BlackLives, and Chinatown Pretty are bringing together historic and current frames of reference on the intersections of race, identity, activism and the arts for a unique take on racial justice and our many opportunities for engagement,” says YWCA San Francisco & Marin Executive Director, Jane Winter.

Stand Against Racism: Model Making and Breaking promises a fresh look at how society’s perspective on Asian American identities have been formed, forced and reframed over time.

When: Thursday April 28, 2016, 5:30 – 7:00pm PDT
Where: Chinese Historical Society of America, 965 Clay St., San Francisco, CA 94108

For more details or to register for the event, visit our website.

About YWCA
YWCA San Francisco & Marin is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YWCA San Francisco & Marin is part of an international movement serving over 2 million in the United States and 25 million worldwide. For comprehensive information about this important work, go to: www.ywcasf-marin.org and www.ywca.org.

About Stand Against Racism
Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA 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. Over 2,000 organizations across 39 states joined in the Stand Against Racism movement in 2015. This phenomenal success attracted well over 250,000 participants and earned the endorsement of five U.S. Governors. The event has been widely featured by local ABC, NBC, CBS, and other networks.