Stand Against Racism



2017 Stand Against Racism

Please join us on Thursday, April 27th, when YWCA Alaska staff and community partners will once again gather to take a stand.

This year we’re hosting our Stand at the Bear and Raven Adventure Theater in downtown Anchorage. Come see youth groups Dancers Workshop Youth Company and the Clark Middle School Informers demonstrate what this year’s theme: Women of Color Leading Change means to them. Click here for more information and tickets (admission is free, but space is limited)! Donations are accepted and appreciated.


Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and their supporters.

Many thanks to our partners on this project the Dancers Workshop Youth Company, the Clark Middle School Informers, and E Street Audio Visual for their support and for taking a Stand.

E Street Audio Visual Logo

By taking a stand, YWCA Alaska hopes to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. Racism may not look the same as it has in the past, and it may not look the same in every community. But the fact is, it’s there, pervasive, and destructive.

Racism exists around the world, in our nation, and in our community.  But it doesn’t have to.

YWCA Alaska thanks all of our community partners who continue to help us take a Stand Against Racism.

Interested in Taking a 2017 Stand?

Your organization can become a Participating Site for free by visiting and clicking on “Register Your Stand”. Upon registering, you will receive a digital toolkit with information and promotional materials.

Show your support by signing up and hosting your own Stand. You can host a Stand by:

  • putting up a sign
  • sending an announcement to your mailing list, or posting on your social media
  • hosting a private event with friends or colleagues
  • hosting a public event to raise awareness about racism in Alaska today, and how we can stand together to work towards eliminating it

We need YOU to be a part of the Stand Against Racism. We need everyone.

For questions about YWCA Alaska’s Stand Against Racism event, please contact Valarie Clark at 907-644-9624 or

Claire Puzzle 2BHS

YWCA staff joins Bartlett High in our 2014 Stand as ETS members invite students to take a stand and express their thoughts on puzzle pieces. When completed, the puzzle was displayed in a glass case in a public area to remind others about the racism that still exists in Alaska today.