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Stand Against Racism

Stand Against Racism 2018

Empowering Our Youth: Dreams for the Future

A-B Tech Community College will hold a community-wide Stand Against Racism event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 12 in Ferguson Auditorium on the college’s Asheville campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Join us to engage with activists and leaders from local organizations as they discuss youth empowerment successes and challenges in the community. The panel will be moderated by the YWCA’s Gerry Leonard and includes Q&A with the audience. Participants include:

Michael Carter, A-B Tech Economic and Workforce Development 

J Hackett, Green Opportunities

Areli Perez, Asheville Latin Americans Achieving Success (ALAS)

Sheneika Smith, Asheville City Council

JaNesha Slaughter, Word on the Street

The panel discussion will be followed by networking with local community resource organizations. This event is free and open to the public.  To register, call 828.398.7114

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. This campaign is one part a larger national strategy to fulfill the YWCA's mission of eliminating racism.