We take a Stand Against Racism every day.

Our Stand Against Racism Challenge takes individuals on a journey to become more mindful, to create dedicated space for learning and to partner in eliminating racism and empowering women. This experience helps participants to understand how racial and social injustices impact our community and to identify ways to dismantle inequities and discrimination. 

This challenge is a self-directed journey with opportunities to engage in community with daily learning options for you to choose from in order to shape your own learning.

There is no cost to participate and this opportunity is open to all to participate. Challenge runs April 4 – May 2, 2022.

Challenge Themes 

Each week of the challenge will feature a different theme. Then, each day will have an activity (podcast, video, article, etc.) that relates to the weekly theme. This year’s themes are:

  1. Critical Race Theory | April 4 – 8
    What do children learn in schools about this country’s history of systemic racism? What action steps can we take to ensure it is a truthful accounting?
  2. Reproductive Justice | April 11 – 15
    Abortion bans push young people out of the workplace and limit their education and careers with lifelong consequences for themselves and their families. This week, we explore the importance of supporting the reproductive freedom of all.
  3. Living Wage | April 18 – 22
    This week, we learn about how raising the minimum wage could be a powerful too for closing the racial and gender wealth gaps, and why paying a living wage is key to an equitable workplace.
  4. Film & Television | April 25 – 29
    We explore how film and television are powerful mediums instrumental in perpetuating racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and transphobia. These media are also breaking ground and helping Americans envision a more equitable world.

Every day matters. Black lives matter. This is how we create change.

Donations from our community help to ensure that we can get up every day and do the work of racial and gender justice. If you’re able, please consider making a contribution.

There are many ways to get involved with YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix