YWCA Stand Against Racism

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Date(s) & Time(s)::

April 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM

Location: YWCA Central Carolinas - 3420 Park Road, Charlotte 28209 AND Polk Park

Phone: 704-525-5770

Email: sstafford@ywcacentralcarolinas.org

Link: http://www.ywcacentralcarolinas.org/events/stand-against-racism-day

Event Description

YWCA will host the “We Are”* exhibit April 22 – May 3, which tells the story of the YWCA and its role in the Charlotte community from its founding in 1902 through present day. The exhibit focuses on many themes that have been prevalent throughout YWCA’s history with an emphasis on civil rights, racial equality and integration.

YWCA will also host “Housing: The Impact of Racism in our Community Today” with panelists Willie Ratchford, executive director of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee; John Howard, project manager for Charlotte city planning; and Chad Crockford, Legal Services attorney. Panel discussion will be held at the YWCA on April 25 at 6 pm. RSVP required.

In addition, On Friday, April 26 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., YWCA staff and supporters from local businesses such as Bank of America, Banana Republic, and UNC Charlotte will be at Polk Park (the intersections of Trade and Tryon), in the heart of uptown, encouraging Charlotteans to take a Stand Against Racism. Stand Against Racism event is sponsored by PNC Bank.
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