Stand Against Racism is a national YWCA program to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. YWCA Greenwich, in partnership with Greenwich First Selectman, Peter Tesei, brings members of the community together to discuss national issues and how racism affects all of us.
The 2017 theme was Women of Color Leading Change. Susan Toliver, professor, and chair of Iona College’s Sociology Department was the keynote speaker. “Too often women of color have been excluded from the conversations about racism and sexism,” Toliver said. “That’s because too often the conversation about race excludes women and the conversation about sexism excludes race.”
The 2018 theme will be announced later in the year.
Photograph of Dr. Susan Toliver