Racial Justice

Stand Against Racism Essay Competition


Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region 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 our larger national strategy to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism. Voting rights and civic engagement are, and have always been, core components of racial justice work. As civil rights are eroded for communities of color, we must work to support full access and engagement for women and girls of color in the political process.

That’s why this year we are having an essay campaign for High School and Middle school students to engage in the political process, develop solutions and have their voice heard by submitting a 300-500 word essay on how, as a community, we can Stand Against Racism.

Winners will receive $100 dollars and a day with Vanessa Guerra (Saginaw) or Brian Elder (Bay)!

The deadline to submit an essay is May 21. Winners will be announced during our Stand Against Racism campaign, May 21-25.

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2018 Dia de la Mujer

April 7, 2018
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

The Dia de la Mujer (DDLM) Conference began in 1994 to motivate and inspire Latinas by providing then with resources they can use to improve their lives. The conference goals are to educate, motivate, inspire, empower, and create a learning opportunity for all.

Keynote Speaker: Peggy Robles-Alvarado

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