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Forum staff reports, Published April 26 2013

YWCA Cass Clay takes Stand Against Racism

FARGO – The YWCA Cass Clay is taking a Stand Against Racism today.

The YWCA partnered with more than 75 local organizations and businesses to host educational events throughout the day advocating against racism.

The events started at 9 a.m. when children at A Child’s World day care in Fargo created a Harlem Shake video and discussed diversity. Eastwood Elementary third-graders in West Fargo also discussed diversity this morning.

Cheney Middle School sixth-graders will discuss stereotypes, prejudices and bullying with members of the Cass County Bar Association this afternoon, while Globe University students in Moorhead will sign a pledge against racism.

Stand Against Racism is a movement of the YWCA with the goal of bringing people together to raise awareness that racism still exists.

Nationally, more than 100 YWCAs and thousands of participating sites have signed up for Stand Against Racism.