This year, the Library is a sponsor of the YWCA's annual campaign Stand Against Racism. The theme is “Racism is a Public Health Crisis,” something we all witnessed this past year and which has been driven to the forefront of our national consciousness partly by the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice.
Understanding and addressing systemic racism from a public health perspective is crucial to eliminating racial and ethnic inequities, and to improving opportunity and well-being across communities.
You can show your commitment to eliminating racism by participating in this year’s Stand Against Racism campaign in several different ways. Here’s how:
- Take the Pledge as an individual: Stand up for racial justice by completing the pledge form.
- Join us at the Stand Against Racism event which will be held virtually on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. EST via zoom. Register here.
- If You Belong to an Organization, Become a Participating Site. Arrange for your organization to sign the pledge and declare your Stand Against Racism by promoting it to your staff or members and on your website and social media outlets.
- Engage with the YWCA on social media with #westchesterstandsagainstracism ! Use these printable fill-in signs to express how you #standagainstracism. Take a “selfie” of yourself with your sign and post.
- Read the Racial Justice Resource Guide
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