Stand Against Racism

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

By continually 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.


Recap on 2017 Stand Against Racism

Date: Thursday, April 27th,

This year we hosted our Stand at the Bear and Raven Adventure Theater in downtown Anchorage. Dancers Workshop Youth Company and the Clark Middle School Informers demonstrated last year’s theme through dance: Women of Color Leading Change. Click here for more information about that event. Many thanks to our partners on this project, including the Dancers Workshop Youth Company, the Clark Middle School Informers, and E Street Audio Visual for their support and for taking a Stand.



Interested in Taking a Stand Against Racism in 2018?

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.

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.


Contact Info

Justin Zagorski, Social Justice Program Manager
907-644-9624 or