YWCA St. Paul logo

YWCA Stand Against Racism National Tele-Town Hall

If you missed the virtual event, including opening remarks by Janelle Monáe and national leaders in the movement for racial justice and gender equity, you can watch the town hall here.

YWCA Stand Against Racism National Tele-Town Hall

Thursday, April 23, 2020

3:00 – 4:45 p.m. ET

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 best practices and build skills  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-chair, Supermajority
  • Vanita Gupta, President & CEO, Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
  • Valerie Jarrett, Co-Chair, United State of Women  & When We All Vote
  • Ai-Jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Virginia Kase, CEO, League of Women Voters
  • Melanie Campbell, President & CEO, National Council on Black Civic Participation

Read More from YWCA St. Paul

"Congrats 2020 Graduates" script on a orange background

Celebrating Our Grads!

Graduation season has arrived, and we’re taking this opportunity to celebrate our 2020 Graduates in the midst of a pandemic. Read the full post to see where these young leaders are headed after graduation. And let us know YOUR plans too!

Read More »
Illustration of diverse women

Safe, Surviving, and Thriving

COVID-19 is impacting young women and girls across our state in unique and distinct ways. The YWI Cabinet has developed a resource guide to help navigate these challenging times.

Read More »
blue map of continents with red heart bubbles scattered throughout

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who donated during #GiveAtHomeMN for standing with us during this tough time.

Read More »
Smiling focused girl typing message on smartphone in park.

Covid Connections

Despite social distancing, we are all looking for ways to stay connected with others. Read the full post to check out ways to maintain contact and tell us how YOU are maintaining connections.

Read More »
Scroll to Top

YWCA St. Paul uses cookies to give you the best user experience. If you continue to use our services, we will assume that you agree to the use of such cookies.