Anyone can participate in Stand Against Racism. Your Stand can be any size, take place anywhere from your school or local community center to a coffee shop or your home.
To get started, simply create a profile below. Upon registering a profile, you’ll gain access to a toolkit of downloadable materials, including templates, promotional materials, and other resources to support your event and advocacy.
We encourage you to utilize the materials and resources provided in our toolkit, and to thoughtfully engage with the ways we can each do better to confront and fight racism in our communities, in our families and circles of friends, and within ourselves.
Mindful of the continuing affliction of institutional and structural racism as well as the daily realities of all forms of bias, prejudice and bigotry in my own life, my family, my circle of friends, my co-workers and the society in which I live, with conviction and hope:
I take this pledge, fully aware that the struggle to eliminate racism will not end with a mere pledge but calls for an ongoing transformation within myself and the institutions and structures of our society.
I pledge to look deeply and continuously in my heart and in my mind to identify all signs and vestiges of racism; to rebuke the use of racist language and behavior towards others; to root out such racism in my daily life and in my encounters with persons I know and with strangers I do not know; and to expand my consciousness to be more aware and sensitive to my use of overt and subtle expressions of racism and racial stereotypes.
I pledge to educate myself on racial justice issues and share what I learn in my own communities even if it means challenging my family, my partner, my children, my friends, my co-workers and those I encounter on a daily basis
I pledge, within my means, to actively work to support public policy solutions that prominently, openly and enthusiastically promote racial equity in all aspects of human affairs; and to actively support and devote my time to YWCA, as well as other organizations working to eradicate racism from our society.
YWCA Miami is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. I join YWCA in taking a stand against racism today and every day.