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Stand Against Racism 2015!

Our mission is to eliminate racism and empower women, and we need your help. Please join YWCA Alaska on Friday, April 24th for our statewide Stand Against Racism Day! RSVP Below.

 Stand Against Racism Lunch (1)

Stand Against Racism is a movement of YWCA USA that brings people together to raise awareness about racism today. In 2014, over 100 Alaskan businesses, organizations, student groups, and churches came together to host Stands. This year’s goal? Over 120 sites statewide.

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 Liz Tobey at 907-644-9644 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.