Local nonprofit organization taking a “Stand Against Racism”

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The first of two local events that looks to take a Stand Against Racism is happening on Thursday morning.

The YWCA of Greater Baton Rouge is holding a news conference at City Hall starting at 11:30 a.m.

According to the YWCA of Greater Baton Rouge, “Stand Against Racism takes place annually in April and is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities and to build community among those who work for racial justice.”

Thursday’s event is one of hundreds which could take place over the next four days throughout the country.

The two local events that are planned as part of the Stand Against Racism are listed below:

  • Stand Against Racism Press Conference on April 22, 2021, at 11:30 AM, at City Hall Steps.
  • Poetry, Music, & Dialogue, Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, at Capitol Park Museum.

Organizers say that Thursday’s local gathering is part of, “an anticipated 750 events will occur across the country, including public policy advocacy, community education, and public proclamations.”

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