YWCA Stand Up Against Racism community campaign | WFRV Local 5

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(WFRV) – They make it easy for everyone to join the movement towards equality for all in our community.

YWCA’s Valerie and Amy visited Local 5 Live with details about the Stand Against Racism community campaign.

Details of ywcagreenbay.org:

Have you ever heard terms such as: pay gap, gender pay gap or maternity penalty? Have you ever wondered why women tend to earn less than men, especially women of color? Do you want to join the movement towards equity for ALL in our community? Please join the YWCA Greater Green Bay in our community campaign Stand Against Racism from April 28th to May 1st and take an active role in creating a more equitable Green Bay.

Stand Up Against Racism is part of a national campaign to highlight inequalities in our communities and empower everyone with the knowledge and tools to make change. Over four days, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and take action against racism and sexism by signing a pledge, watching webinars, and playing through our life-size board game. You’ll get tools to talk with your friends, family, and co-workers about the persistent barriers women and people of color face to equal pay and the steps we can all take to close the gap.

Kick off the event

Join us April 28 at 10 a.m. at Jackson Square Park (or YWCA Greater Green Bay in case of inclement weather) for a proclamation from Mayor Genrich to kick off the event. The proclamation will also be streamed live on Facebook for virtual attendees.

Take the pledge

We invite our community in the Greater Green Bay area to come together and take the Stand Against Racism pledge. Pledge Cards are already available at the YWCA Greater Green Bay for sign and return before April 27 at 8 p.m.. We will be hanging all pledge cards signed by our community outside the YWCA Greater Green Bay during the event as a show of unity and community commitment to creating a more equal Green Bay.

The Fairness Game

Come and participate in our life-size board game in Jackson Square Park April 28 and April 29; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on April 30 and May 1; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.. The game will help participants see how existing pay gaps based on gender, race and family status affect members of our community, while providing action steps to get involved and make a difference.

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YWCA Greater Green Bay’s Stand Against Racism series is the foundation of our social justice work. Through this series, we create safe spaces for difficult conversations that force change. We help build an inclusive and welcoming community through collaboration, education and discussion. For more information, contact Andrea Huggenvik at [email protected]

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