Stamford, Connecticut
April 28, 2023

On April 28, YWCA Greenwich hosted its annual Stand Against Racism at Greenwich Town Hall. More than 100 community members including students, first responders, elected officials, nonprofit leaders, school administrators and concerned residents gathered for this important event. YWCA Greenwich President and CEO Mary Lee Kiernan opened the event with statistics showing that incidents of racism and discrimination continue to rise and First Selectman Fred Camillo, joined by Selectpersons Lauren Rabin and Janet Stone McGuigan, read a proclamation declaring April 28th as Stand Against Racism Day in Greenwich. Bobbi Riddick, the Community Impact and Equity Program Manager at Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness shared remarks about Equity and Homelessness in Connecticut.

Local students were awarded scholarships for their outstanding racial and gender equity work in their school communities. Greenwich Schools Superintendent, Toni Jones presented the scholarships to Katrina Cheng-Slater and Anakhu Heru of Greenwich Academy; Molly Kriskey, Josie Orr and Jamilah Rosselin of Sacred Heart Greenwich; and Clipper Singsen and Jordyn Sesler of Greenwich Country Day School.