On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, an African-American woman named Rosa Parks refused orders to give up her seat on a bus to a white person. Though not the first, this individual action sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a movement in support of civil rights that eventually led to outlawing segregation throughout the state.
It was an incredibly courageous action by an incredibly inspiring person, who went on to symbolize the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th century. When Rosa Parks made it clear that enough was enough, she could not have forseen how much change her momentary, individual decision was to bring, and how much better the world is that we live in now - because she wasn't afraid to take a stand.
See how each of us can make a difference?
On Friday, April 29th, please join Darien Library as we take a Stand Against Racism. 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 eliminate racism.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.
Click here for more information on the events we have planned throughout the week. And stop by to visit the various displays of books, audiobooks, and DVDs that will encourage you to join the movement.