YWCA Darien/Norwalk Pledge Against Racism

The YWCA’s annual Pledge Against Racism will be held on Friday, April 25th in Darien and Norwalk. Darien’s First Selectman Jayme Stevenson will join the YWCA at 9:30 a.m. at the Darien Town Hall for the first reading of the Pledge Against Racism, followed by a reading at the Norwalk City Hall at 11:30 a.m. from Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling

In addition to hosting its annual Pledge Against Racism, the YWCA is hosting its first annual film festival. The weeklong series will run through Saturday, April 26th. The events are open to the public and are designed to raise cultural awareness within communities. All movie showings are at the Darien Library at 1441 Post Road in Darien.

For a schedule of movie showings and events see below, or for more information visit http://www.ywcadariennorwalk.org/special-events/sar-2014 or call (203) 655-2535.


The YWCA’s commitment to racial justice is one of the common threads that unites YWCAs across the country. Nearly 300,000 individuals participate in YWCA racial justice programs annually to increase awareness, build trust, break down stereotypes and communication barriers and build mutual respect and understanding of racial differences. Each April, local YWCAs participate in Stand Against Racism events across the country to draw attention to the ongoing need for peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 65% of YWCA local associations offer intentional and distinct racial justice programs designed to help define, develop and implement strategies to address and combat individual and structural racism. For more information about Stand Against Racism, visit www.standagainstracism.org or www.ywca.org.



The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving women the support and tools they need to transform their lives, be confident in their choices and raise healthy families.  Its national mission, eliminating racism and empowering women, translates locally into a vision to create opportunities for growth, leadership and empowerment for all women and families. The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is located at 49 Old King’s Highway North in Darien, CT.  For more information, please visit www.ywcadariennorwalk.org or call 655-2535.


YWCA Darien/Norwalk Schedule of SAR Events

Wednesday, April 23rd

4:00 p.m.                                A Raisin in the Sun

6:30 p.m.                                The Blind Side


Thursday, April 24th

4:00 p.m.                                Stand and Deliver

6:00 p.m.                                Undefeated

8:10 p.m.                                Freeheld


Friday, April 25th

9:30 a.m.                                Pledge Against Racism Reading with Darien First Selectman Jayme Stevenson @ Darien Town Hall


11:30 a.m.                             Pledge Against Racism Reading with Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling @ Norwalk City Hall


3:15 p.m.                                West Side Story


Saturday, April 26th

11:00 a.m.                             Schindler’s List

2:30 p.m.                                Freeheld

3:20 p.m.                                The Breakfast Club


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