Racial Justice and Civil Rights

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68% of Americans believe racism is a problem in education and
70% of Americans believe racism is a problem in the workplace
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Racism affects all of us regardless of what we look like. The elimination of racism is an on-going process that requires persistance, commitment and continuing dialogue between individuals and groups. The YWCA is committed to helping individuals, organizations and companies in Palm Beach County improve race relations and find ways to eliminate racism through constructive dialogue and meaningful action. The YWCA USA and YWCA of Palm Beach County have a rich history in meeting the needs of all populations of the community regardless of race.

Annually, the last week of April, the YWCA of Palm Beach County joins YWCA’s across the country in sponsoring “Stand Against Racism” activities. One of those events, is the “Stand Against Racism” Luncheon held for the past five years at the Kravis Center. At that time, the YWCA present the Dorothy Height Racial Justice Award. Local educational, and religious institutions as well as civic organizations, government agencies and private businesses are encouraged to participate.

Edith Bush, center, winner of 2018 Dorothy Height Racial Justice Award
Edith Bush, center, winner of 2018 Dorothy Height Racial Justice Award