‘Stand Against Racism’ launched

ROCHESTER — The YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County launched its third-annual "Stand Against Racism" last month to encourage conversations about race among community organizations, businesses, schools, churches and government agencies.

Participating organizations or groups may host a workshop or speaker as well as facilitate discussions among its employees and members on "Stand Against Racism" day April 26, according to www.ywcarochester.org/site/c.4nIDIROnG4IOE/b.6401173/k.7422/Stand_Against_Racism.htm. Community members also signed pledges against racism during the kickoff event at the YWCA on March 20.

This year, the YWCA’s efforts coincide with the "Facing Race, Embracing Equity" communitywide discussion on race and socioeconomic equity. Last year, more than 160 sites and 15,000 people took part in "Stand Against Racism," according to http://faceraceroc.org.

To learn more, call 585-368-2260 or visit http://standagainstracism.org/about.html

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