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YWCA Stand Against Racism: National Tele-Town Hall

April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm



YWCA Stand Against Racism: National Tele-Town Hall

Voting rights, census participation, and civic engagement are, and have always been, essential to racial justice. As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts all aspects of life, it is also exacerbating the impact of systemic and structural racism on communities of color across health, education, justice, and economic sectors. In this moment, our collective efforts to secure full access at the ballot box, to ensure a fair and complete Census count, and to stand against racism—whenever and wherever it happens—are more important than ever.

Join us for a national tele-town hall where we will:
Explore the issues with national leaders in the movement for racial justice and gender equity
Learn strategies and tactics for effective civic engagement amidst social distancing
Motivate and inspire our nationwide networks for the work of racial justice

In this critical moment for our nation, our collective efforts can root out injustice, transform institutions, and create a world that sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.

Speakers Include:
Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA
Cecile Richards, Co-Founder, Supermajority
Vanita Gupta, President & CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Valerie Jarrett, Co-Chair, United State of Women, Board Chair, When We All Vote
Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Virginia Kase, CEO, League of Women Voters
Melanie Campbell, President & CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
Becky Pringle, Vice President, National Education Association


April 23
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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