Photo courtesy of the J.L. Martello and the New Pittsburgh Courier

Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of the YWCA USA. It was founded by the YWCA Trenton and YWCA Princeton in 2007 and went nationwide in 2008. Stand Against Racism now attracts hundreds of thousands of participants through community partnerships with more than 60 YWCA Associations across the country. The event has the goal of bringing people together from all walks of life to raise awareness that racism still exists and that it cannot be ignored or tolerated.

The name of the event is literal–participants form a line and make a “stand” as a strong visual statement addressing racism. Stand Against Racism fits in perfectly with the mission of YWCA Greater Pittsburgh which is dedicated to “eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.”


“2014 Stand Against Racism,” courtesy of the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh

The Stand Against Racism event in Pittsburgh will take place on Friday, April 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at YWCA Greater Headquarters at 305 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. The rally will take place at 12:00 p.m. at Point Park University, Village Park, 201 Wood St. For additional information, you can view the poster below or email