Stand Against Racism 2020 Essay Contest

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Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. This campaign is one part of YWCA’s larger national strategy to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism.
 
The campaign was founded by YWCAs Trenton and Princeton in 2007 and adopted by YWCA USA in 2015. Now, YWCAs, community groups, schools, partner organizations, and others across the country participate in Stand Against Racism each year.
 
This year we are proud to launch the YWCA Darien/Norwalk Stand Against Racism Essay Contest!

Prompt: John F. Kennedy said, "Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted; when we tolerate what we know to be wrong; when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy, or too frightened; when we fail to speak up and speak out--we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice."  This quote addressses core elements of the fight for social justice. Apply these words to a modern day situation and how you have been impacted. 

Complete submission guidelines may be found here

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