YWCA Lower Cape Fear kicks off Stand Against Racism Week


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Tuesday marks the 104th birthday of the YWCA Lower Cape Fear.

Coinciding with the anniversary, the YWCA is celebrating Stand Against Racism Week.

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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,” the YWCA Lower Cape Fear said on its website. “This campaign is one part of our larger national strategy to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism.”

YWCA Lower Cape Fear CEO Charrise Hart and YWCA Lower Cape Fear Community Outreach Committee Chairwoman Evelyn Bryant stopped by WWAY to discuss the event and how you can get involved.

Take a listen.

The Potluck for Peace is happening Thursday, April 26 at the Cape Fear Museum from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The Stand Against Racism rally is happening Friday, April 27 on the steps of Wilmington City Hall from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.