. . . and there are many ways you can stand along with us!
The Stand Against Racism is a movement of the YWCA, with the goal of bringing people together from all walks of life - across the country - to help elimate racism. Friday, April 30th is "Stand Against Racism Day," and the YWCA Darien/Norwalk, along with 60 YWCA's and approximately 1,500 organizations, will celebrate diversity and raise awareness that racism still exists and should not be tolerated.
Please visit Darien Library on April 30th as we host programs and activities throughout the day in support of the Stand Against Racism:
Color Me Beautiful!
All day in the Children's Library
Like the many colors of crayons in a box, children come in all colors, too! Children of all ages are invited to color and design their own die cut people of all colors, shades, and hues to be displayed throughout the Children's Library.
Film Screening of "Crash"
2 PM in the Community Room
A seemingly simple car accident in Los Angeles brings together a very diverse group of people; as their lives collide, the issue of racism is explored as they each work through their own fears and inherent prejudices. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2006. Starring Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, and Thandie Newton; Rated R; 112 minutes.
Racism - No Way!
4 PM - 5 PM in the Teen Lounge
Teens, we'll have a variety of puzzles and group activities that explore issues relating to racism and cultural diversity. Bring a friend and join the discussion on what racism means to you.
Also, stop by all day to browse our display of books and films from our collection that capture the spirit of the day. Take a look at these booklists to get you started: