Cortland YWCA launches ‘Stand Against Racism’ on MLK Day

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Today’s holiday kicks off Cortland YWCA’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A virtual Stand Against Racism series begins tonight with a movie viewing/discussion, then continues every other week through April 12.

Public-facing activities are also planned for each day during Stand Against Racism week, April 19-24.

The event will then culminate with either a fair or open house.

Presented by the Center for Racial Justice, the local Stand Against Racism series is supported by the Cortland County Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, as well as Cortland Forward.

A full schedule can be viewed here.


Those interested should register through the YWCA’s website.

They will receive a link before each session.

People can join the series at any time.

These forms are free to the public, although the YWCA is accepting contributions to help cover costs.

This series is an expansion of YWCA Cortland’s participation in YWCA USA’s April Stand Against Racism Initiative.

YWCA officials say they hope the series will raise awareness about how it takes us all to eliminate racism and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

 For more information, call Robyn Hayes, Director of Development, at 607-753-9651.

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