YWCA Announces 2023 Stand Against Racism Community Breakfast

Worcester, MA – The YWCA Central Massachusetts will hold its 2023 Stand Against Racism Community Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, April 28, in the DCU Club at Polar Park. Dr. Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson, the director for the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at UMass Boston, will be the keynote speaker.

Dr. Nsiah-Jefferson will address the maternal health crisis affecting women of color, particularly Black women in her talk titled Birth Injustice: Confronting the Challenge Through Innovative and Transformative Strategies.

Through her keynote, Dr. Nsiah-Jefferson will highlight the role and legacy of structural and institutional racism and discrimination, that have historically resulted in a lack of use, and access to high-quality health and maternity care for women of color. She will also highlight the role of other social and political factors that facilitate inequities in maternal care and outcomes.

“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.

Working towards true racial justice takes all of us. Join us in advancing justice today and every day — until justice just is.

The Stand Against Racism Community Breakfast is a ticketed event. To register or for more information about Stand Against Racism, visit http://ywcacm.org/sar or call (508) 767-2505, ext. 108.

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.

Alyssa Mancinelli
Development & Communications Specialist
Email: amancinelli@ywcacm.org