2021 Stand Against Racism Luncheon
Friday, April 30, 2021, at 12 PM | Virtual Luncheon
This year’s 8th Annual Stand Against Racism Luncheon focused on:
Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis
“How Systemic Racism Leads to Widespread Disparities for People of Color”
- Black women are up to three times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications than white women
- Black, indigenous, and other people of color are more than twice as likely to be killed by police as white people
- The average life expectancy of African Americans is four years lower than the rest of the U.S. population”
Proceeds benefit YWCA’s Racial Justice & Gender Equity Program & Women’s Health Institute
Grows healthy confident girls in Palm Beach County by providing mentoring and leadership skills that enhance self-esteem and develop leaders for today and tomorrow. Our programs motivate girls to increase their knowledge in academics and develop effective study habits. We strive for excellence through tutoring, homework assistance, and academic enrichment
Women’s Health Institute
Provides increased access to affordable healthcare and reduces health disparities that disproportionately impact women, especially those of Black and Latina groups
Dorothy Height Racial Justice Award
Each year at the Stand Against Racism Luncheon YWCA of Palm Beach County honors an individual, group, business, or program with the Dorothy Height Award. Recipients are nominated for their work in addressing racial injustice in Palm Beach County.
Nominations must be submitted by April 9, 2021, at 4 PM.