Stand Against Racism

The YWCA calls all individuals to join us in taking a Stand Against Racism between Thursday, April 25, and Sunday, April 28. Stand Against Racism will unite our community along with communities across the nation in a bold demonstration that delivers a clear message: we are on a mission to eliminate racism. From Thursday through Sunday, taking The Pledge events are anticipated in nearly every state across the country including engagement in public policy and advocacy, community education, and public proclamations.

Participants in YWCA’s Stand Against Racism range from schoolchildren to elected officials, from owners of small businesses to church leaders, and many others. To MAKE THE PLEDGE or schedule your own event visit

“It is very important for us to take the Stand Against Racism Pledge together to show our commitment to creating change and elevate the discussion about racism in our community,” Tammy Alls, Director of Mission Advancement.

YWCA Northeast TN and Southwest VA retains the right to deny the submission of any events or activities on this calendar that do not advance the organization’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. YWCA NETN/SWVA is a non-partisan 501(c)3 organization and does not endorse or support any candidate for public office. No politically partisan events will be approved for submission on this calendar.