Thursday, April 28, 2022 

9:00am – 12:00pm

University of Phoenix

Stand Against Racism Summit, We Can’t Wait: Equity and Justice Now! We will build the muscle of being a better ally; to speak up, stand up, advocate when witnessing injustice.

*Registration is offered at a sliding scale. A minimum $1 donation is required to register. To eliminate the cost barrier, please email impact@ywcaaz.org for a no-cost ticket.


8:30AM Check In

9:00AM Welcome Remarks

9:10AM Keynote by YWCA USA CEO, Margaret Mitchell

9:50AM Break & Transition

10:00AM Panel

11:15AM Wrap Up


Our conversations at the Stand Against Racism summit with our four esteemed panelists and YWCA USA CEO, Margaret Mitchell, were timely and impactful. Thank you for continuing to build the muscle of being a better ally and to advocate when witnessing injustice.

The work doesn’t stop there! Add your voice to the chorus and call on Congress to take action on three critical issues: Voting Rights, Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis, and Equitable Access to Abortion.

Stand Against Racism Summit

During YWCA’s annual Stand Against Racism on April 28, we invite allied groups and individuals from our community to focus on the myriad racial justice issues that impact the health and safety of communities of color.

This country was founded on the idea of building a government of the people, by the people, for the people. More than two hundred years later, this vision has yet to be fully achieved. Though generations of civil rights activism have led to important gains in legal, political, social, educational, and other spheres, the forced displacement of indigenous peoples and the institution of slavery marked the beginnings of a system of racial injustice from which our country has yet to break free. We say enough is enough.

Summit Panel Discussion

Four esteemed panelists will join us to discuss the impacts of the following four topics on the health, safety, and well-being of people of color in this country: Critical Race Theory, Livable Wage, Reproductive Freedom, and Film and Television. Join Us for Stand Against Racism 2022 as rallying across the nation to say We Can’t Wait: Equity and Justice Now!

Our collective efforts can root out injustice, transform institutions, and create a world that sees women, girls, and people of color the way we see them: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.

Keynote Speaker

Esteemed Panelists

There are many ways to get involved at YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix

Your voice matters as we stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities. Whether you have time, talents, or treasures to contribute, learn how you can plug in to the YWCA community.