The Times West Virginian

April 25, 2013

YWCA takes stand against racism: PHOTOS

Acceptance and inclusion promoted

By Jonathan Williams
Times West Virginian

PLEASANT VALLEY — Difference has always been a reason for exclusion.

Gender, race, culture, religion, body-type — someone has formed a group to keep people who aren’t like them out.

Wednesday, the Young Women Christian Association of Marion County, more commonly known as the YWCA, hosted a workshop to celebrate Stand Against Racism Day by promoting acceptance and inclusion, making “peace flags” and learning about diversity.

Cecily Enos, executive director of the Marion County YWCA, said Stand Against Racism Day was established in 2007 by YWCA chapters in New Jersey and today is celebrated by nearly a quarter of a million people throughout the organization.

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