2017 Stand Against Racism Campaign

Stand Against Racism is a nationwide YWCA movement. Every year, the Stand campaign brings people together from all walks of life to raise awareness and empower action toward eliminating racism. This year, we’re blanketing the city with pledge boards, asking Bostonians everywhere to write what they will do to advance racial equity. We need businesses, schools, community groups, and organizations of all kinds to stand against racism by hosting a pledge board!

photo-1-stand-against-racismWant to stand with us?
Here’s how! 

  1. Get one of our campaign pledge boards
  2. Display it in a public place during Stand Against Racism week (April 24-30)
  3. Sign your pledge saying what you will do to advance racial equity
  4. Get others to do the same!  


Who should participate?

Any group of any size in the Greater Boston area can become a participating site: corporations large or small, schools (from elementary schools to universities), government agencies, nonprofit or civic organizations, hospitals, places of worship, even two neighbors in a shared living space. 

Why is this important?

This campaign is a way to get a large number of people committed to making Greater Boston an area of racial equity. The Stand Against Racism pledge boards will contain important information about ending racism, and actions that you can take to advance racial equity. 

What do I need to do?

Sign up using the form below. Pick up your board(s) from our Back Bay office (140 Clarendon Street) between April 10 and April 24. Display the pledge board for your community to sign during Stand Against Racism week, Monday, April 24 to Sunday, April 30.  Make sure to follow the instructions on the board about sharing your pledge on social media to keep the campaign going online! 

Sign up to participate by hosting a pledge board!

Fill out the form below and we will follow up with you!
Registration deadline: Monday, April 3.