(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee is hosting a virtual Stand Against Racism community rally to promote civic engagement, secure voting rights, address health disparities, and ensure a fair and complete Census. Now more than ever, we must take a Stand Against Racism wherever and whenever it happens. The community is invited to take part in an online rally and musical event on Wednesday, April 22. The Stand Against Racism is an annual event that seeks to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities.
WHO: Ernest “Rip” Patton – Freedom Rider, Beverly Watts – Exec. Director Tennessee Human Rights Commission, Fabian Bedne – Planner, Office of Mayor John Cooper, Sharon K. Roberson – President & CEO YWCA Nashville & Middle TN, Yvonne Kendall – Musicologist, Patrick Dailey, Performing Artist & Educator, Tennessee State University, Barabara Gunn Lartey, Community Engagement Director, MHRC
WHEN: Wednesday, April 22 | 11am – 12pm
HOW: Join the virtual rally by registering at Eventbrite or visit ywcanashville.com/stand. Once registered, we’ll send you login-in details. Space is limited, so register today!
MORE: We’ll hear spirited music and motivational words to help us move forward during this unprecedented time. The 2020 Stand Against Racism is co-sponsored by the Metro Human Relations Commission and the Tennessee Human Rights Commission.
For more than 120 years, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee has helped women, girls and families in Nashville and Middle Tennessee build safer, more self-sufficient lives. YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our programs include Domestic Violence Services, Girls Inc., AMEND Together, Dress for Success and the Family Learning Center. For more information and to register for the virtual rally, visit www.ywacnashville.com/stand .