Each year, the Nissan Foundation awards grants to organizations that are doing the important work of educating their local communities about the value of cultural diversity. Since 1992, the Foundation has awarded grants to more than 150 organizations. In 2021, the YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee was added to that list.
The YWCA’s Stand Against Racism Lunch and Learn series is a nine-part monthly educational program that invites the larger Nashville & Middle Tennessee community to learn about social and racial injustice and those working to undo institutionalized discriminatory systems.
Previous topics included the Power of Music, Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis, Teaching and Talking about U.S. History, Legacies of Injustice in Sports, and others. (Past topics and recordings are available here.)
The Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA and is part of the larger national strategy to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism. Race and the legacy of discrimination continue to affect our lives – whether in our everyday interactions with others at work, school or in our neighborhoods and communities.
The YWCA will kick off its new season on September 30 with a discussion about inequity in education funding. Learn more and register at YWCANashville.com/STAND.