Welcome to the 2020 Stand Against Racism Campaign!

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 racism in our communities. YW Boston’s 2020 Stand Against Racism campaign spans the month of April and inspires individuals and workplaces to take action to eliminate racism in Boston. There are many ways to get involved. Join us!

How to participate in Stand Against Racism 2020

Individuals and organizations may choose to participate in any or all of these options

1. Register and pick up a Stand Against Racism pledge board or place a print order yourself

Organizations, community groups, and individual participants are invited to pick up a pledge board to be filled in with messages from your team, colleagues, friends, or family on how each will commit to helping eliminate racism in 2020. You may also choose to receive a printable file so you can place your own print order.

2. Convene and host a discussion around exclusive curated content

With your team, colleagues, friends, or family, host a conversation around an article, book or video selected by YW Boston’s guest curators. Our curators come from diverse fields and are actively working to end racism in their communities and create a more equitable society for all. Upon registration, you’ll receive access to our Stand Against Racism 2020 curated content.

3. Create a Stand Against Racism fundraiser

All fundraisers who meet their goals will be entered to win two complimentary tickets ($150+) to the 2020 Academy of Women Achievers Luncheon. Learn more about how to begin your peer-to-peer fundraiser.

4. Amplify YW Boston’s Stand Against Racism

Help us spread awareness about the campaign! Share your photos and pledges on social media using the hashtags #BostonRacialEquity, #YWeStand and #StandAgainstRacism. Tag @ywboston and we will include all photos shared by April 29th in our Stand Against Racism video recap.

Get started by filling out the registration form below.  You will receive an email a few minutes after submitting your registration. Closer to April, we will send you information about pledge board pickup/printing and/or curated content.

Questions or concerns? Please contact Coralys Negretti, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, at cnegretti@ywboston.org.


Thank you to our Stand Against Racism 2020 Curator Committee

Sparkle Calhoun, Administrative Coordinator at Holland & Knight LLP
Breannah Conward-Lewis, Workforce Development Specialist at Partners Healthcare
Keith Marion, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Business Strategist at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Sharifah Niles-Lane, Vice President, Digital Marketing and Social Media Manager at Eastern Bank
Sarah Peterson, Program Manager, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Keyanna Silverman, Diversity Initiatives and Research Manager for the City of Boston