Eliminating Racism

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

It is no secret that racism is alive and well in the United States and within our own community. YWCA Pierce County has worked for years to support policies that contribute to the elimination of racism. This includes but is not limited to policies that eliminate racial profiling, increase immigrant rights, retain and strengthen affirmative action, reduce hate crimes and result in increased education on racism and its elimination.

YWCA Pierce County also encourages community education on racism and how it affects all of us, regardless of race or ethnicity. It is important to have an open dialogue on the topic of racism to work towards combating racism on a personal and community level. YWCA Pierce County hosts regularly events, like our Be Social Inspire Justice events every quarter, which coincide with issues like racism.

One way to work towards eliminating racism is by supporting organizations that work on racial justice. There are many groups in the Tacoma and the South Sound region that are dedicated to racial justice, community building, and dialogue surrounding racial issues. 

We encourage you to get involved with these groups, and like them on Facebook:

Local groups to follow:
ACLU of Washington
Black Lives Matter Seattle (Seattle)
Block the Bunker (Seattle)
CARW – Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites (Seattle)
EPIC – Ending the Prison Industrial Complex (Seattle)
European Dissent (Seattle)
Greater Seattle Neighborhood action Coalition
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
NWDC Resistance/Resistencia al NWDC
People’s Assembly (Tacoma)
Tacoma Action Collective (Tacoma)
The Conversation (Tacoma branch of nationwide org)
The People’s Institute Northwest
Washington Dream Coalition WDC
Youth Undoing Institutional Racism – YUIR Seattle

National groups to follow:
ACLU National
American Friends Service Committee
Southern Poverty Law Center