Stand Against Racism 2018

Each year YWCA Brooklyn participates in a dedicated week-long effort to take a #StandAgainstRacism by hosting events that bring together the community to engage in meaningful conversation.

Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. This campaign is one part of our larger national strategy to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism.


This year, YWCA Brooklyn partnered with the NYC Center for Health Equity to host an interactive panel discussion with Dr. Nadia Lopez to discuss racial equity and public health.

“Being on the frontlines everyday, I see how the daily stress that exists in a community like Brownsville can be detrimental to the mental, physical and spiritual well-being, not only of adults, but our children as well.” – Dr. Nadia Lopez

The YW LEADers took a stand by urging all eligible voters to register and ensure their voices are heard, understanding that citizens are responsible for creating the community they want to live in and therefore must participate in ending systemic racism that still exists in policies. Together the YW LEADers created a PSA to get their message across.