Stand Against Racism

Stand Against Racism

April 22-25, 2021

The 2021 theme of Stand Against Racism is “From Declarations to Change: Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis.” YWCA Mahoning Valley’s Stand Against Racism event focuses on the increased rates of maternal and infant mortality and complications among women of color. At Maternal & Infant Health: Stories from Women of Color on April 23, 2021 at 12 PM via Zoom you will hear about the losses and successes of women’s pregnancy journeys. Learn how race is a factor in these challenges and how stable housing can encourage healthy outcomes.


Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. This campaign is one part of our larger national strategy to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism.

Founded by YWCA Trenton and YWCA Princeton in 2007, Stand Against Racism quickly grew to a national presence by 2010, when an additional 80 YWCAs across the nation took a Stand. Over 2,000 organizations across 39 states joined in the Stand Against Racism. This phenomenal success attracted well over 250,000 participants and earned the endorsement of five U.S. Governors. The event has been widely featured by local ABC, NBC, CBS, and other networks.

The 2,000 community sites included United Ways, Chambers of Commerce, State Governments and other municipalities, universities and colleges, Fortune 500 companies and small businesses, houses of worship, schools, civic associations, nonprofit organizations, hospitals and others.