Pledge to Stand Against Racism

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all . I am taking a stand against racism with YWCA and hundreds of thousands of people across the country, join us this week during YWCA’s annual Stand Against Racism – and every day.

Mindful of the continuing affliction of institutional and structural racism as well as the daily realities of all forms of bias, prejudice and bigotry in my own life, my family, my circle of friends, my co-workers and the society in which I live, with conviction and hope

I take this pledge, fully aware that the struggle to eliminate racism will not end with a mere pledge but calls for an ongoing transformation within myself and the institutions and structures of our society.

I pledge to look deeply and continuously in my heart and in my mind to identify all signs and vestiges of racism; to rebuke the use of racist language and behavior toward others; to root out such racism in my daily life and in my encounters with persons I know and with strangers I do not know; and to expand my consciousness to be more aware and sensitive to my use of overt and subtle expressions of racism and racial stereotypes;

I pledge to educate myself on racial justice issues and share what I learn in my own communities even if it means challenging my family, my partner, my children, my friends, my co-workers and those I encounter on a daily basis

I pledge, within my means, to actively work to support public policy solutions that prominently, openly and enthusiastically promote racial equity in all aspects of human affairs; and to actively support and devote my time to YWCA, as well as other organizations working to eradicate racism from our society.

YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. I join YWCA in taking a stand against racism today and every day.

Click here to sign the pledge today. You will be directed to our National Stand Against Racism page to sign the pledge.  After signing, you'll be given the option to share your action on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. We encourage sharing, as it may inspire your peers to sign and join in our mission. Thank you for your commitment to ending racism.

Signed

Stephanie Barr
Dottie Koontz
Deb Fischer
Tracy Sanderson
Paula Nirschl
Jenni Gainsborough
Shona Carter
Anthony Kelley
Sharon Suni
Jessica Prutz
Bridgette Fahnballeh
d. seaman
Nichole Peppers
Margo priebe
Laurie Schacht
Alishia Topper
Kate Sacamano
Toni Wise
Josephine Sanders
Susan Taylor
Sarah Arslanian
Jodell Hinojosa
Victoria Bradford
Vaughn Henderson
Greg Henderson
Enid Axtell
Sharon Svec
Angela Westbrooks
Brittini Allen
Amanda Delapena
Eric Holmes
Manna Phommathep
Sonya Rowe
Aiden Schimelpfenig
Lisa Erickson
Rita Meloy
Teresa Floyd
Amanda Flynn
Laurie Schacht
Brent Wilson
Jeanne Morse Stephens
Jennifer Hubbis
Tony Golek
Mark Westbrooks
Margo Priebe
Sheryl Thierry
Katie Benzel
Tanisha Harris
Annette McLean
Jessica Prutz
Jennifer Lule
De Stewart
Laura Bullock
Holly Morton
Beatriz Velasquez
Vicky Simmonds
Heather Redman
Nancy Prager
Cara Cottingham
Kai Hill
Sherri Bennett
Elizabeth Hilt
Bridgette Fahnbulleh
Vicki Hipp
Caroline Bartlett
Angie Holden
Rhonda Walker
Kathy Pratt
Haddy Jobe
Leah Reitz
Madeline Thompson
Ryan Hogan
Glen Banfield
Camara Banfield
Amy Harlan
Anne McEnerny-Ogle
Diana A Leos
Judy Walter
Richard and Rainy Atkins
Renate Atkins
Susan Borno
Dee Furth
Xavier Reynolds
Tiffany Burnette
Caroline U.
Patricia MSKinner
Loretta Capeheart
Rosy Labra
James Tolson
David McDevitt
Dave Morris
Obie Ford III
Marley
Alicia Topper
Richard McClaskay
Jamie Spinelli
Mike Pond
Alexander Hubert
Bart Hansen
Tim Leavitt
Ty Stober
David Bradley
Stephen Schimelpfenig