LEWISTON — YWCA of Central Maine will participate in the annual Stand Against Racism Day on Sunday, April 26.

The day will include speakers and discussion groups with friends, neighbors and community members, facilitated by the Lewiston High School Civil Rights Team.

The conversations will culminate in an organized walk from East Avenue to Bartlett Street, through Walnut Street and up Webster Street.

The march will finish with a public stand in front of the YWCA on East Avenue as a demonstration that racism cannot be tolerated.

The YWCA hopes to bring the community together to raise consciousness, share stories and speak out against institutionalized racism in our state and towns. The walkers who participate in this event will become leaders in the community effort to stop the cycle of racism.

The goal is to get 350 walkers, so the YWCA is calling on everyone to participate. The first 100 participants will receive t-shirts,

The event begins with a sign-in and pizza lunch at noon at the YWCA, and ends at 3:40 p.m. with an ice cream social and closing remarks.

For more information and the complete schedule of events, call the YWCA at 795-4050, email Natalie Bornstein at [email protected] or visit www.standagainstracism.org

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