YWCA Of Darien-Norwalk To Join In 'Stand Against Racism'

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The YWCA Darien/Norwalk will hold its Stand Against Racism events, which include its first annual film festival from Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25.
The YWCA Darien/Norwalk will hold its Stand Against Racism events, which include its first annual film festival from Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. - As part of its annual Stand Against Racism, a weeklong series of free events will be held Monday, April 21, through Saturday, April 26, announced the YWCA of Darien/Norwalk.

In addition to hosting its annual Pledge Against Racism, the YWCA said it would host its first annual film festival. The events are open to the public and are designed to raise cultural awareness within communities.

The first annual SAR Film Festival will kick-off Monday, April 21, at 4 p.m. and run through the week with all showings held at the Darien Library. The film festival is recommended for teenagers through adults.

The YWCA’s annual Pledge Against Racism will be held Friday, April 25 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.

For a full schedule of movie showings and events, visit: 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. 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.

For more information about Stand Against Racism, visit: www.standagainstracism.org or www.ywca.org.

The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is located at 49 Old King’s Highway N. in Darien.

For more information, visit www.ywcadariennorwalk.org or call 655-2535.

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