4/27 in Beloit: Harry C. Moore Pavilion – Riverside Park in Beloit
YWCA Rock County will host an in-person Stand Against Racism event in Janesville on Thursday, April 20, 2023. LOCATION UPDATE: Because of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Rock County Courthouse 2nd Floor Conference Center Room. (51 South Main Street) in Janesville, Wisconsin at noon. Keynote Speaker: Heidi Deininger, YWCA Rock County Executive Director
YWCA Rock County will host an in-person Stand Against Racism event in Beloit on Thursday, April 27, 2023. This event will be held at the Harry C. Moore Pavilion – Riverside Park in Beloit at noon. Keynote Speaker: Jerry Gabrielatos, City Manager of Beloit
YWCA Rock County is on a mission to Stand Against Racism! We take 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. Stand Against Racism provides the opportunity for our community to unite our voices to educate, advocate, and promote racial justice.
STAND AGAINST RACISM PLEDGE
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 towards 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 Rock County is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. I join YWCA in taking a stand against racism today and every day.