Evanston/North Shore

Stand Against Racism

What is the Stand Against Racism?

The Stand Against Racism™ is a movement of the YWCA that aims to raise community awareness of the effects of racism on all of us. We encourage schools, business, faith groups, civic & community groups, and neighbors to use the month of April to discuss issues of race, attend a Racial Equity Workshop, read up on the issue.

To all who came out on Friday for the YWCA Evanston/NorthShore Stand Against Racism:

Your Commitment to be voices against inequity is powerful to witness to the whole community. 

Thanks to:

  • ELL Parent Center
  • League of Women Voters
  • NorthShore University Health System-Skokie Hospital
  • Skokie Fire Department
  • Skokie Park District
  • Skokie Police Department
  • Skokie Public Library
  • Skokie School District 69
    • Edison School
  • School District 73.5
    • McCracken School
    • Meyer School
    • Middleton School
  • St. Peter's United Church of Christ
  • 7900 Block of Tripp
  • Village of Skokie
    • Human Relations Commission



  • Baker Demonstration School
  • Beth Emet-The Free Synagogue
  • City of Evanston
  • Evanston Fire Department
  • Evanston Police Department
  • Evanston Public Library
  • Evanston/Skokie School D65
    • Dawes School
    • Dewey School
    • Lincoln School
    • Lincoln Jr High
    • Oakton School
    • Washington School
  • First Congregational Church of Evanston UCC
  • Flying Fish Swim Team
  • Interfaith Action of Evanston
  • League of Women Voters Evanston
  • McGaw YMCA
  • Northwestern University
    • Alumni Relations & Development
    • Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
    • Weinberg College Staff
  • Pope John XXIII School
  • Roycemore School
  • St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, Wilmette
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
  • St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
  • St. Nicholas Church
  • Unitarian Church of Evanston
  • Youth & Opportunity United

Join the Stand as an organization, school, or business and reach out to another organization to be with you.

  • Register now at www.standagainstracism.org for your group to participate in our public Stand Against Racism.
  • Think of another group or two near you, with whom you’d like to participate, and reach out to them now. It is clear to us that collaborating with others to identify and eliminate the inequities that exist is the most likely way to achieve the transformation we seek. So, we encourage every organization, business, house of worship, or school to link up with one another or with the people in the large apartment building near you, and spend some time identifying ways you might interact around equity.
  • Plan what you’ll do, where you’ll stand, how you’ll support the YWCA mission to eliminate racism. 

Does standing together for 15 minutes eliminate racism?

Of course not. But it does allow us to see the broad range of people in this community who are committed to working toward that goal. We need each other's support to stay in the struggle, to have the hard conversations, to do the self-assessment necessary to transform ourselves and our community.

The Stand Against Racism™ is a movement of the YWCA that aims to raise community awareness of the effects of racism on all of us. For more details about the Stand Against Racism, contact Racial Justice Associate Tania Velazquez at: rjprograms@ywcae-ns.org


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