Stand Against Racism 2019

Stand Against Racism 2019

Monday April 22, 2019; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA, designed to build community among those who work for racial justice and raise awareness about the impact of institutional and structural racism.  YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. Take a stand against racism with YWCA Berkeley/Oakland and hundreds of thousands of people across the country and join us this week during YWCA’s annual Stand Against Racism – and every day.





Stand Against Racism is a national opportunity for communities across the United States to unite their voices to educate, advocate, and promote racial justice. This year, we invite communities to take a stand against immigrant injustice.


Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Come learn from a panel of Cal Berkeley students, who are also immigrants, about their experiences on campus, how the current administration is impacting them, and what they wish others new about their communities.   Free refreshments provided.

  • 3pm-5pm         Solidarity not Saviors Training

 Are you a new ally in the fight for immigrant justice who wants to take effective collective action in solidarity with immigrant communities? Join us to deepen your practices of accountability, learn about community safety from an immigrant justice perspective, and effectively apply this learning to campaigns to end deportation, detention, and discrimination. We will cover the history of xenophobia and its connection to white supremacy, common myths and narratives about immigration (and how to dispel them), the intersections of whiteness and citizenship privilege, and how to build accountable relationships with immigrant-led organizing in your community.

This training is put on in partnership with YWCA San Francisco-Marin.  Can’t join us in person? This event will be live streamed! Register at

This workshop is geared towards people who have citizenship privilege and in particular white-identified people; people of all statuses and of all racial and ethnic identities are welcome to attend. The workshop is offered free of cost. At the event, we welcome donations to immigrant justice organizations.

All Monday’s events are open to the public, FREE and held at the YWCA.

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

  • 2:30pm-4pm   Girls Group Mentoring Program Young Women’s Empowerment Conference – Race and Identity

Hosted by the YWCA’s Girls Group Mentoring Program, this is a special conference for the young female-identified and non-binary students of MLK Middle School.

Thursday, April 25th, 2019:

Sonia Katyal’s will discuss her work and research on the intersection of technology, intellectual property, and civil rights (including antidiscrimination, privacy, and freedom of speech). Her current projects focus on the intersection between internet access and civil/human rights, with a special emphasis on the right to information; algorithmic transparency and discrimination; source code and the impact of trade secrecy; and a variety of projects on the intersection between gender and the commons. As a member of the university-wide Haas LGBT Cluster, Professor Katyal also works on matters regarding law, gender and sexuality.

7-9pm, $20 pre-sale, $25 at door

Friday, April 26th, 2019:

  • 3:15-4:15pm     Girls Group Mentoring Program – Conversation about Race

These conversations are part of ongoing mentor relationships between Cal Berkeley students and middle school female-identified and non-binary students at Willard Middle School.

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  • Join us at the YWCA Berkeley/Oakland!  Learn how you can take a stand, make a stand with our interactive displays, and join our campaign!
  • Social Media. #standagainstracism  @ywcaberkeleyoakland
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