KINGSTON- The YWCA of Ulster County is proud to announce the launch of its groundbreaking “Stand Against Racism Every Month” campaign, a comprehensive year-long effort to raise awareness, promote dialogue, and effect change in the ongoing fight against racism and inequality. This initiative will kick off on the 15th of each month, starting in September, focusing on a different theme related to racial justice and inclusivity.
The “Stand Against Racism Every Month” initiative aims to foster meaningful conversations, engage the community, and encourage collective action by dedicating each month to a specific awareness theme. Through a series of engaging events, discussions, workshops, and online campaigns, the YWCA of Ulster County is committed to fostering a more inclusive and equitable society.
Racism is an issue that affects us all, and combating it requires consistent effort and dedication. With the ‘Stand Against Racism Every Month’ initiative, we are excited to provide a platform that addresses various dimensions of racism while also celebrating the diverse cultures and contributions that enrich our community.
The initiative’s calendar is thoughtfully curated, offering a diverse range of topics and activities throughout the year:
January – Mental Wellness Month: Engaging online and in-person events focusing on mental health and wellness within the context of racial justice.
February – Black History Month: In-person and online activities celebrating the rich history and contributions of Black individuals and communities.
March – Women’s History Month: Exploring the intersection of gender and racial equality through a series of interactive discussions and workshops.
April – Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Raising awareness about racial disparities in sexual assault prevention and support.
May – Asian Pacific Islander Month: Highlighting the achievements and challenges faced by Asian Pacific Islander communities.
June – Pride Month: Celebrating LGBTQ+ individuals of color and addressing the unique challenges they experience.
July – BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month: Focusing on the mental health and well-being of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities.
August – Black Business Month: Promoting and supporting Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs.
September – Hispanic Heritage Month: Collaborative events celebrating Hispanic heritage and culture, both online and in-person.
October & November – Indigenous People’s Month: A six-week exploration of Indigenous cultures, history, and contemporary issues.
December – Universal Human Rights Month: An online campaign advocating for the rights and dignity of all individuals.
The YWCA of Ulster County will release a comprehensive calendar in the first two weeks of September, outlining the events, discussions, and activities planned for each month. This calendar will serve as a guide for community members who wish to engage with the initiative and contribute to the collective effort to stand against racism.
To learn more about the “Stand Against Racism Every Month” initiative and stay updated on upcoming events visit www.ywcaulstercounty.org.