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February 14, 2015
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Line Dancing Classes !
Line Dancing with D & D Monday mornings from 10:30 am – 11:30 am .
Stand Against Racism
On Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, the YWCA of Central Maine located at 130 East Avenue in Lewiston, joined over 200 YWCA’s nationwide in taking a “Stand Against Racism”. “Stand Against Racism” is a movement of the YWCA that aims to eliminate racism by raising awareness through this annual event.
The YWCAs in America and around the world have a rich history of advocating for racial justice and today is no exception. The YWCA’s One Imperative adopted by the National YWCA movement in 1970 commands us: To thrust our collective power toward the elimination of racism, wherever it exists and by any means necessary. It is the One Imperative that guides our process to eliminate injustices in employment, education, healthcare, housing, human services and other areas that affect the quality of an individual’s
Throughout our history, the YWCA has been in the forefront of most major movements in the United States as a pioneer in race relations, labor union representation, and the empowerment of women. On Saturday, we not only intend to raise awareness of the issues of racism, we intend to affect real change in the lives of our family, friends and co-workers through a process that identifies and eradicates the barriers that divide us and that perpetuate racism and other forms of oppression. As individuals learn what has kept us apart, they will develop new ways of working cooperatively by creating new models of shared resources and perspectives. Our goal is not to pave the way for the future. It is to create the future – a better future for all.