For Immediate Release
Contact: Alyssa Mancinelli
YWCA Announces 2022 Stand Against Racism Campaign
Worcester, MA – The YWCA Central Massachusetts is pleased to announce the 2022 Stand Against Racism Campaign theme is We Can’t Wait: Equity and Justice Now! Every day, we take a Stand Against Racism by raising awareness about the impact of institutional and structural racism and by building community among those who work for racial justice.
Sonia R. Chang-Díaz, Massachusetts State Senator, Second Suffolk District will be this year’s keynote speaker during YWCA’s annual Stand Against Racism Community Breakfast on Monday, April 25. The breakfast will run from 8:00-9:00 AM in the YWCA Central Massachusetts gymnasium, located at 1 Salem Square in Worcester. Registration is required.
Sonia Chang-Díaz is the first Latina elected to the Massachusetts State Senate. She is serving her seventh term on behalf of the Second Suffolk District. Senator Chang-Díaz serves as the Senate Chair of the Committee on Racial Equity, Civil Rights, and Inclusion. Senator Chang-Díaz was raised on the idea that leadership, at its heart, is about service. It is a value deeply rooted in her family’s long tradition of public service. Chang-Díaz’s mother raised her and her sister while dedicating her career to those most forgotten in our society: from adults with mental illness, to foster children in need of loving families, to at-risk toddlers and infants in Dorchester. Her father, an immigrant to the United States from Costa Rica, was our country’s first Latin American astronaut, her sister is a teacher, and her grandfather has been recognized as one of the country’s most committed rural doctors.
The 2022 YWCA Stand Against Racism Challenge is a proactive way to dedicate time and space to building more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. Accept the challenge and register online.
“Our mission is to eliminate racism and empower women and families. So today, we are calling on our leaders, organizations, businesses, and individuals in central Massachusetts to join us by rallying to make change for communities of color and demand justice and equity in our community.” – YWCA Central Massachusetts CEO, Deb Hall.
To participate or for more information about Stand Against Racism, visit http://ywcacm.org/sar or call (508) 767-2505, ext. 3018.
YWCA Central Massachusetts is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen our community. YWCA Central Massachusetts is part of an international movement serving over 2 million in the United States and 25 million worldwide. For comprehensive information about this important work, go to: www.ywcacm.org and www.ywca.org.
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