Stand Against Racism

Friday, April 27, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Public Square Park | Historic Metro Courthouse Stairs

Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those working for racial and social justice. The Stand Against Racism seeks to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities.

Friday, April 27 |  11:30am-1pm  |  Public Square Park 

Join us for a public gathering and pledge to fight against racism. A community advocacy fair begins at 11:30am, and the official program starts at noon, featuring: 

Gloria McKissack, retired Tennessee State University professor and former Nashville activist in the Civil Rights Movement
DarKenya Waller, Executive Director - Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee
Carol Salas, Girls Inc. student from Metro Nashville Public Schools' Antioch High School
Original poetry from Southern Word

Commit to attending this year's Stand Against Racism along with your friends, family, or colleagues by filling out the form below: 


*In the event of rain, the Stand Against Racism will be held inside the Historic Metro Courthouse - Metro Council Chambers

 To request an accommodation please call Hannah Cornfield 615-983-5129 or email


Saturday, April 28 | 9:30am-1pm | Downtown Public Library

Led by the YWCA's Youth Empowerment Committee, this creative forum will feature a panel discussion hosted by students from several local schools. The Tennessee Titans will also kick off their annual Caravan with a Q&A session and an opportunity for autographs and pictures. Registration begins at 9:30am, the Titans will take the stage at 10am, and the Youth-Led Forum will start at 11:30am. 

Youth Empowerment Committee Members:

Erieona Christian – 12th grade – Antioch High School
Carol Salas – 12th grade – Antioch High School
Jaida Kline – 12th grade – Hunters Lane High School
Adelle Thompson – 12th grade – Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School
Josiah Peek – 10th grade – Hillsboro High School
Carter Holman – 9th grade – Pope John Paul II High School
Ianna Fortson – 8th grade – St. Edward School
Isaiah Bailey – 8th grade – Knowledge Academies
Kemi Tela – 7th grade – St. Edward School

Pledge Against Racism (abridged) 

As an individual committed to social justice, 
I stand with the YWCA against racism and 
discrimination of any kind. 

I will commit to a lifetime of promoting 
peace, justice, freedom, and dignity 
for all people in my community 
and in the world.

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