St. Petersburg, Fla. (September 14, 2017) – YWCA Tampa Bay will host “Women of Color Leading Change,” an event that will celebrate women of color from various sectors and explore solutions to the barriers women of color face. This event is the focal point of YWCA Tampa Bay’s signature annual Stand Against Racism campaign. The goal is to build community among those who work for racial justice and educate the greater community about racism and how to defeat it.
“Women of Color Leading Change is a call to action for all of us in the Tampa Bay area who are outraged by the recent hostility and intolerance we have witnessed in our nation,” says YWCA President and CEO, Yvonne Ulmer. “It is an opportunity for us to come together in solidarity and support of our brothers and sisters regardless of color, religion, or sexual orientation.”
The “Women of Color Leading Change” Event will be held Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the University of South Florida St. Petersburg’s University Student Center Ballroom, 200 6th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
YWCA is an organization committed to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Throughout its history, the YWCA has been at the forefront of most major social justice movements in the United States. As a pioneer in race relations, labor union representation, and the empowerment of women, the YWCA does not discriminate based on gender, race, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. The philosophy is to enable individuals to achieve their full potential, enhancing the family unit, and strengthening communities. To learn more, visit www.ywcaoftampabay.org.
About Stand Against Racism
Each year, the YWCA holds a signature Stand Against Racism event to educate the community and further the mission of the YWCA of promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.