YWCA hosts ‘Potluck for Peace’ during Stand Against Racism Week


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Stand Against Racism Week kicked off with fellowship, a message and good food.

Members of the community joined together on Thursday night for the YWCA Lower Cape Fear’s quarterly “Potluck for Peace.”

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New Hanover County Commissioners Jonathan Barfield, Woody White, Rob Zapple and candidate James Middleton attended the event at the Cape Fear Musuem, along with dozens of others who said they came out to discuss race and find ways to keep Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream alive.

Participants were asked to bring a dish and an open mind.

The event included food, fellowship and discussions about racism.

“Some people feel comfortable talking about racism and we recognize that others don’t, but that’s OK,” YWCA Lower Cape Fear CEO Charrise Hart said. “That’s what this is about, just everyone coming together and just listening and just having an opportunity to be educated.”

If you missed out Thursday night, you are invited to join local leaders at the Stand Against Racism rally Friday at 11:30 a.m. on the steps of Wilmington City Hall.

Participants at that event can take the official pledge to stand against racism.

For more on Stand Against Racism Week, click here.