Stand Against Racism

April 26-30, 2018

Take your next step today.

Take the Pledge!

If our work on equity and racial justice has taught us anything, it is that no matter where we stand, we all have a role to play in dismantling racism. Every year during Stand Against Racism, hundreds of YWCAs and partners act, educate, and build community around our shared mission of eliminating racism. You can pledge, write, attend, read, follow, or march – choose your own way to take meaningful action.

Free preview: inclusion inventory

Friday, AprilĀ  27, 9:00 am-10:30 am, 333 Market St, San Francisco

Build Inclusive Workplaces & Organizations: Our unique coaching program is designed to help organizations and individuals bridge the gap between diversity and true inclusion. During Stand Against Racism week, we’ll host a preview for leaders committed to equity efforts in their organizations. RSVP here for details.

Stand with immigrants

Join the YWCAs of California in leveraging our collective and unified voice to advocate for the communities we serve. Endorse our statement calling on our communities to eliminate policies and practices, like racial profiling, immigrant surveillance, mass deportation, and immigration enforcement raids that criminalize people of color and other marginalized communities. Sign here.

prepare for an ice raid

Tuesday, April 24, 4:00-5:00 pm, 4380 Redwood Hwy, San Rafael

If ICE showed up at your workplace, would you know how to respond? Would your clients or employees? RSVP for April 24 or get in touch to schedule a free training at your business. You’ll learn your rights and responsibilities and practice an emergency response plan to keep everyone at your workplace safe from harm. Contact Laura at (415) 971-6753 or

broaden your news diet

Take the news diet challenge with us! During Stand Against Racism, add at least 3 new sources to your regular news diet. Whether it’s an international perspective, a daily digest of race in the business world from Fortune, or a new podcast for your commute, get your blindspots checked by adding these fresh perspectives to your rotation. Then tell us about it! Tweet @ywcasfmarin or share your new insights on our facebook page.

Feeling inspired? Take the pledge to Stand Against Racism now!

Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA 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. This campaign is one part of our larger national strategy to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism.

Founded by YWCA Trenton and YWCA Princeton in 2007, Stand Against Racism quickly grew to a national presence by 2010, when an additional 80 YWCAs across the nation took a Stand in partnership with another 2,000 community based organization across 39 states. 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.