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YWCA hosts 13th annual Stand Against Racism Townhall with Elmer Dixon

Held online, this year’s discussion centers on the past, present, and future of social justice activism on a local, national, and international scale.


Seattle, WA -- YWCA Seattle | King | Seattle will virtually stream the event featuring the keynote speaker, Elmer Dixon (Activist and Co-Founder of the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party). This year’s theme is Sankofa: Looking to Our Past as We Build Our Future. The program will also feature a discussion moderated by DonYeta Villavaso-Madden and panelists:


  • LueRachelle Brim-Atkins

  • Dr. Benjamin Danielson

  • Guadalupe Mabry

  • Thy Nguyễn

  • Hyeeun Park (박혜은)

What:A free online event discussing the importance of racial justice and activism.


When:April 26, 202412-2pm PDT


Where:Online – This virtual event is FREE but registration is required.


This year marks the 13th anniversary of the Stand Against Racism event in Seattle, hosted by the People of Color Executive Council (POCEC) of YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish.


About the Stand Against Racism:


Every year in April, the Stand Against Racism brings together YWCA and our partners across the country to raise awareness of institutional and structural racism, and build community among people working for racial justice.


Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA, and part of our larger strategy to fulfill YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.




About YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish

Founded 130 years ago, YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish is the largest and longest-running nonprofit in the region dedicated to the needs of women and girls. Through direct services and advocacy, YWCA works to promote opportunity and equity in housing, economic advancement, health, and safety, with programs that serve 7,000 women, men, and children in King County and Snohomish County annually. YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. Visit our website to learn more at



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