Stand Against Racism

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
Church Street Park - 600 Church Street / Downtown Nashville

Stand Against Racism is a movement of the YWCA with the goal of bringing people together from all walks of life to raise awareness that racism still exists. The YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee is pleased to welcome a diverse group of community leaders, including Mayor Karl Dean, District Attorney-elect Glenn Funk, Carrie Gentry, Rabbi Joshua Kullock, Dwight Lewis, Remziya Suleyman and others to share a few words on diversity and community. We are also recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was signed into law on July 2, 1964. We are grateful to the Nashville Downtown Partnership for allowing the YWCA to host the Stand Against Racism in conjunction with its weekly Picnic in the Park.   *Event will be accessible to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Why Stand Against Racism?

Racism and discrimination hurt everyone and has had a profound effect on children and adults, our communities and our institutions. Today, we can look back on our history and examine the direction, development and effects of the enslavement of Africans, the dispossession of Indian and Mexican lands, the exclusion of Asians from immigration and citizenship as events that have shaped the current attitudes and actions supported by the power of law, institutional structures, and culture in this country. Race and the legacy of discrimination continue to affect our lives - whether in our everyday interactions with others at work, school, or in our neighborhoods and communities.

Stand Against Racism Partner Organizations (to date)

ACLU of Tennessee
A Voice for the Reduction of Poverty in Nashville and Beyond 
American Muslim Advisory Council
Clergy for Tolerance 
Coalition for Education About Immigration 
Community Nashville
Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee
Conexión Américas
Cordell Hull UN Chapter
Family of Abraham
Fisk University 
General Commission of United Methodist Men 
Hatcher & Fell Photography 
Islamic Center of Nashville
Junior League of Nashville
League of Women Voters of Nashville
LeQuire Gallery
Metro Human Relations Commission
Metro Nashville Schools
Metro Nashville Board of Education 
Nashville Branch NAACP
Nashville for All of Us 
Sullivan Branding
Tennessee Board of Regents
Tennessee Human Rights Commission 
Tennessee State University 
Thistle Farms 
TIRRC (Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition) 
Urban League of Middle Tennessee
Vanderbilt Divinity School
WIN (Women in Numbers)

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