As the former director of racial and social justice at the YWCA in Baton Rouge, Roberta Madden has spent her professional career trying to eliminate racism and empower women. Since retiring to Black Mountain in fall 2009, she’s continued to champion these causes. Over the last six years she and group of volunteers have brought […]
On Saturday, April 25, at Spellbound Children’s Bookshop in Woodfin, local author Cynthia Yancey will read from her new book Zak and Niki: A First Look at Rising above Racism. The reading is one of many events featured in the YWCA of Asheville’s Stand Against Racism events.
Events continue in Asheville this week with the aim of raising awareness about racism. (photo by Max Cooper)
Sharon West reads from one of many case studies about health disparities and race in the United States. On Friday, April 27, she gave a presentation about health disparities as it related to race. The event was part of YWCA’s Stand Against Racism. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
The YWCA of Asheville will officially kick off its annual Stand Against Racism campaign with a gala tomorrow night. But events throughout the city will last for nearly the next month.
Reporter David Forbes talks about the recent Asheville City Council candidate forum at the YWCA, sponsored by Stand Against Racism. Hosted by Margaret Williams.
Can we get past skin color?
UNCA political science Professor Dwight Mullen spoke tonight at MAHEC, providing the annual “State of Black Asheville” address that kicks off the YWCA’s Stand Against Racism project. Read more of what Mullen had to say, compiled from Xpress contributing reporter Michael Muller’s live coverage via Twitter.
The YWCA of Asheville invites the community to join in taking a Stand Against Racism on Friday, April 30, at Aston Park.