Join the YWCA and Stand Against Racism

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Join the YWCA as we take a Stand Against Racism. The events will feature Iyaba Ibo Mandingo – poet, painter, writer, and playwright – on April 26, 2012 at Greenburgh Nature Center and on April 27, 2012 at the Jay Heritage Center. Stand Against Racism will take place on both dates from 3pm-5pm.


Stand Against Racism is a movement initiated by the YWCA in 2008 to raise awareness that racism still exists in our communities and that it cannot be ignored or tolerated. Our objective is to bring organizations together, who believe as we do, that united we can eliminate racism. The 2012 Stand Against Racism is a partnership of over 70 YWCA Associations throughout the country.


Guest presenter is Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, writer and performer of “unFRAMED: A Man in Progress,” which won the 2011 Excellence in Theatre Award from the DC Black Theatre Festival and has been presented all over the east coast, including at the 2011 Art of Justice Series at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater in NYC, the All for One Theatre Festival at Theatre 80, NYC, the Railroad Playhouse in Newburgh, the Puffin Cultural Forum, as a Spotlight show at the DC Black Theatre Festival; at colleges and universities, including York College, NY, Nichols College, MA, University of Baltimore, MD, Rider College, NJ; and the Hudson Valley Writers Center. Iyaba is a two-time Connecticut Grand Slam champion and in 2011 won Yale University’s Martin Luther King Birthday Invitational Slam, his third such win.  He appears regularly as a performance poet in venues across the United States and abroad and was the keynote performer at the 2011 Westchester, NY Poetry Festival. 


The Stand Against Racism event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please call Teresa DeGroat at (914) 949-6227 ext. 107 or email at tdegroat@ywcawpcw.org


To learn more about the national initiative please visit www.StandAgainstRacism.org. 



Thursday, April 26, 2012 – 3pm to 5pm

Greenburgh Nature Center at 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale, NY                      

Friday, April 27, 2012 – 3pm to 5pm

Jay Heritage Center at 210 Boston Post Rd, Rye, NY


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