YWCA of Tulsa
racial justice and civil rights

Stand Against Racism

Join YWCA Tulsa and thousands of others for the Stand Against Racism Thursday, April 28 - Sunday, May 1, 2016!

Stand Against Racism is a YWCA signature campaign to build community among Tulsans to advance racial justice. A collaboration of YWCAs across the country, Stand Against Racism brings people and organizations together to raise awareness that we can eliminate racism together. Over 250,000 people will take a Stand Against Racism in 2016. We are on a mission to eliminate racism, and we need you to do it -- join the movement!

Become a Participating Site

Stand Against Racism is a "program in a box" designed to help companies, nonprofits, schools, places of worship, and other community groups host a Stand event for their constituents. YWCA provides all the materials and inspiration you need for your Stand, which can be private or open to the public. For ideas, visit our Inspiration page

Becoming a Participating Site is easy: once you register at StandAgainstRacism.org, you'll get access to all the resources you need, plus a toolkit with program supplies. YWCA Tulsa is available to help you plan your event, which can be as short as 15 minutes and as long as a day, open to the public or only for your group.

Hear Our Voices: ​YWCA Tulsa's Stand

YWCA hosts "Hear Our Voices," an evening of creative performance in honor of the 2016 Stand Against Racism. We are seeking poets, storytellers, musicians, comedians, and other artists to perform at the event. Hosted in Tulsa's historic Greenwood District, on Reconciliation Way, we'll shed light on subjects rarely discussed in public settings, creating space and giving permission for people who have often been silenced to tell their own stories.

Thursday, April 28, 2016. 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Living Arts of Tulsa
307 East M.B. Brady Street (map)

This event is free and open to the public.

Call for Artists

We are seeking poets, storytellers, musicians, comedians, and other artists to perform at the event. View submission criteria and sample performances here, and submit a piece for consideration here. All submissions MUST include a sample recording (video or audio) of the piece.


If you'd like to get involved with the event, sign up to volunteer your time and skills here.

Sponsor the Stand Against Racism

If you are compelled to curb the harmful impact of racial and gender inequality in Tulsa, we invite you to Stand Against Racism with YWCA. As a concerned member of our Tulsa community, we ask that you join this unique campaign by pledging your support as a Presenting Sponsor or Community Partner with a monetary gift. With your help we will create a more equitable Tulsa for all. Please click here to find all benefits offered for your support.

Many thanks to our sponsors for helping make the Stand Against Racism possible!

Community Partners


     American Airlines                                                         Commerce Bank 


Indian Health Care Resource Center                              La Semana         


The University of Tulsa



Contact Mana at mtahaie@ywcatulsa.org or (918) 858-2348.