Stand Against Racism

The Village for Children and Families takes a Stand Against Racism™ .

What is the Stand Against Racism™?

The Stand Against Racism™ is a movement of YWCA which brings together like-minded organizations that share in our vision of eliminating racism and celebrating the richness of diversity. By inviting community organizations to partner with us, we expand the impact of this vision, attracting hundreds of thousands of participants.

The annual Stand Against Racism™ which takes place the last Friday of April encourages conversations across diverse communities in the USA.


The power of our unity, throughout the country, as we raise our collective voices to rid our society from the plague of racism, and until the day when racism is eliminated, we have a lot of work ahead of us!


Bolton YWCA sites participate in Stand Against Racism™ .

Becoming a Participating Stand Against Racism™ Site

We invite organizations and groups of any size to become a Participating Site of the Stand Against Racism™ by hosting a "Stand." A "Stand" is an event, private or public, hosted by your organization/company/school/church where participants gather to take a pledge to Stand Against Racism™ .

Learn more about becoming a Participating Site, by clicking here.

2017 Participating Stand Against Racism Sites

Thank you to all of our participating sites!



Berlin High School

Bloomfield High School

Bold & Beautiful

BSL Education

Capital Community College

CHR and Bare

Citadel of Love

City of Hartford Court of Common Council

Clothiers Warehouse

Community Health Resources

Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF)

Covenant Preparatory School


D & L Catering

Don't Forget to Say Your Prayers Int'l

East Hartford Middle School


Everyday Democracy

Fit Body Boot Camp

Hair Contour

Hartford Performs

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Heavenly Breeze

High School Inc.

Holiday Hats

Holloway Lawn

Hot Spots Cuts and Shaves

It’s My Money

Juiced Up Juice Bar

Juicy J

KNC Associates

Males of Hartford

Minority Inclusion Project


National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ)

Open Communities Alliance

Operation Fuel, Inc.

Our Piece of the Pie

Project Resiliency Movement

Raw Designs

Robinson & Cole LLP

Shanta's Vintage Boutique

The Alliance

The Discovery Center

The Phoenix Companies, Inc.

The Village for Families & Children


TSKP Studio

Uptown Barber

Uptown Studio

Urban League of Greater Hartford

Windsor High School

Women's Institute

YW Kidslink Sites

YWCA Early Learning & Childcare Centers

YWCA Hartford Region