YW Boston’s Response to White Supremacist Demonstrations in Charlottesville and Boston
On Saturday, YW Boston will march with the people from Fight Supremacy and join the rally for all who are marginalized. What happened in Charlottesville over the weekend and the “Free Speech” rally this upcoming Saturday must be a call to action. We must stand together and prevent threats to freedom, dignity, and justice by speaking out, by marching, and by continuing our own learning. One step towards recognizing racism and white supremacy is being accountable for your own biases – take the implicit bias test, and reflect on your findings. People of all racial backgrounds harbor biases, and the impacts of racism affect everyone – but white supremacy means that the biases of white people have real consequences for people of color in terms of safety, resources, and opportunities. We must all be accountable, call out racism and white supremacy for what it is, work to unlearn our conditioning, and stand together to eliminate it in our city and country.
Read YWCA USA’s official response here.
About YW Boston
YW Boston has been a leader in building a better Boston for all since 1866, when it was founded as the first YWCA in the nation. Today, YW Boston serves over 3,000 Bostonians with programs that educate + empower people across racial, gender, class, and organizational lines. YW Boston is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.