April 24, 2013
Stand Against Racism is a national movement initiated by the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) to raise awareness that racism still exists in our communities and that it can no longer be ignored or tolerated. On Friday, April 26, UMass Medical School and clinical partner UMass Memorial Health Care will partner with 70 YWCAs and thousands of organizations nationwide who share the vision of a society free of racism and discrimination to take a stand against racism.
A ‘stand’ is any private or public event hosted by an organization, company, school or church where participants gather to pledge that they will stand united against racism. This year in Worcester, more than 40 local organizations will stand with the Central Massachusetts YWCA at three public events.