(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee takes a Stand Against Racism every day by raising awareness about the impact of institutional and structural racism and by building community among those who work for racial justice. This year’s Stand Against Racism Community Rally will be a virtual event and feature civic and civil rights leaders, experts in the field of public health, music, poetry, and the presentation of the 2021 Carrie Hull Award for Service to Meharry Medical College for its work fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHO: Brenda Haywood, Deputy Mayor – Metro Nashville
Robin Kimbrough, JD, MDIV. – Chaplain/Special Advisor to the President on
United Methodist Affairs/Director, Office of the Ombudsman, Meharry Medical College
Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA – President, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University | Former 10th President, Meharry Medical College | Director, HCA Healthcare, Inc.
Beverly Watts, Exec. Director – TN Human Rights Commission
Kinika Young, JD – Sr. Dir. Health Policy & Advocacy – Tennessee Justice Center
WHEN: Thursday, April 29 | 12pm – 1pm CST
HOW: Join the virtual rally by registering here or visit www.ywcanashville.com/stand.
MORE: Now more than ever, we must take a Stand Against Racism wherever and whenever it happens. Regions Foundation of Tennessee is the Stand Against Racism presenting sponsor and Tennessee Human Rights Commission and Metro Human Relations Commission join us again as co-sponsors for the event. The Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA and is part of the larger national strategy to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism. Race and the legacy of discrimination continue to affect our lives – whether in our everyday interactions with others at work, school, or in our neighborhoods and communities.
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 .