What is Stand Against Racism?

Stand Against Racism is a signature YWCA USA campaign that takes place every April. Stand Against Racism aims to raise awareness about the impact of institutional racism and empower participants to take action. YW Boston has been hosting its own month-long SAR campaign for over 10 years. As of 2020, YW Boston has been organizing Stand Against Racism as a fully virtual campaign. Last year, over 5,000 people joined YW Boston for our Stand Against Racism campaign.

Who participates in Stand Against Racism 2022?

Anyone can take a Stand Against Racism with YW Boston! Individuals, friend groups, families, student associations, colleagues, and organizations are all welcome to sign up. Organizations, in particular, can benefit from participation by gaining access to racial equity content that can support organizational learning, encourage employee engagement, and complement existing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) work.

How to participate in Stand Against Racism 2022

This year, Stand Against Racism participants will get access to an exclusive, self-paced curriculum of racial equity content developed by YW Boston to educate, contextualize, and empower organizations and individuals looking to better understand and address racism in Boston. Our Stand Against Racism curriculum includes a variety of media such as articles, videos, discussion prompts, and worksheets.

Participants will receive a Stand Against Racism Toolkit to help organizations, groups, and individual participants practice self-reflection, engage in their own conversations, and plan to take action in support of racial equity.

When does Stand Against Racism take place?

YW Boston’s Stand Against Racism campaign spans the month of April. You can sign up at any time between now and April 30th. Participants will gain immediate access to our 2022 Stand Against Racism curriculum once the campaign begins on April 1st.

Upon completion of our 2022 Stand Against Racism curriculum, participants will receive a digital badge to showcase their participation.

Sign Up for Stand Against Racism

Registration for YW Boston’s 2022 Stand Against Racism campaign is now closed.

Frequenty Asked Questions

Will the Stand Against Racism curriculum content still be available after the campaign ends?

Yes! Stand Against Racism resources and content will be available to participants permanently.

Can I participate on my own and not as part of an organization or group?

Yes! Everyone is encouraged to participate. You can complete the curriculum on your own as well as with a group or as part of an organization.

Do I have to be based in Boston to participate?

No. The campaign is fully virtual and anyone can sign up to access our racial equity content.

What if I can’t participate during the month of April, can I still join the campaign?

Yes! You can sign up to access the content even if you can’t review it at this time.

Special thank you to our Stand Against Racism sponsor: