YWCA Darien/Norwalk Launches ‘Stand Against Racism’ Essay, Poster, Poetry Contest for Grades 6 to 12

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The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is launching an Essay + Poster Art + Poetry Youth Contest to provide Darien and Norwalk students in Grades 6 to 12 an outlet to explore racism in a safe, accessible manner.

— an announcement from the YWCA Darien/Norwalk

The contest invites students from Norwalk and Darien to use their creativity as a tool to Stand Against Racism.

All students in Grades 6 through 12 are eligible and encouraged to participate by responding to the prompt: #How I Take A Stand Against Racism.

It is the hope of the YWCA Darien/Norwalk that within the context of local and national events students take some time and reflect on what they are seeing in the world around them and demonstrate through their creativity how they can have an impact.

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The contest’s goal is to highlight how students take action when faced with challenges resulting from racism, and to encourage students to share their experiences and ideas with the community.

Winner and Runner Up prizes will be awarded in each category: Essay |Poster Art |Poetry: Winner $250 / Runner up $100 Visa gift cards.

Submissions are due May 15, 2021. Winners will be featured in YWCA social media channels and other local media. Contest rules and more information can be found here on the YWCA Darien/Norwalk website.

The contest is part of the national YWCA’s 15th Annual Stand Against Racism campaign.

The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The YWCA Darien /Norwalk is located at 49 Old Kings Highway North in Darien, CT. For more information, please visit ywcadn.org or call 203.655.2535.

YWCA Stand Against Racism youth contest details

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