YWCA invites Stateline Area to Stand Against Racism

Print Article

BDN file photo (From left): Cecilia Ramirez and Jimena Cardenas attend last year's YWCA of Rock County's Stand Against Racism event at Riverside Park in Beloit.

BELOIT - As the national debate surrounding immigration continues, YWCA Rock County will join other organizations on April 25 for its Stand Against Racism events across the county with this year's focus being on immigrant experiences.

This year's theme is "No hate, no fear. Immigrant justice is racial justice," and this year's event marks the fourth year an event will be held in Beloit.

The event starts at noon at the Harry C. Moore Pavilion, 1240 Riverside Drive, in Riverside Park.

YWCA Director Angela Moore said the theme focused on immigration was important because of its prominence in the national political dialogue and because "people are suffering" the consequences of negative public perception and legal challenges. For the last 15 years, YWCA Rock County has provided social services and resources to the area's immigrant communities.

"We're trying to highlight the issue of immigration," Moore said. "No matter where immigrants hailed from that we should treat people humanely and fairly. We understand the controversy but if we look at it as a human rights issue, hopefully that will break down some of those barriers."

Speakers at the event in Beloit will include Karen Soto, a Beloit Memorial High School student. María Encarnación and Daksha Howard from Beloit College will share stories of their immigrant experience.

A Janesville event will be held at noon on April 25 at the Rock County Courthouse Steps, 51 S. Main St. Heydi Medrano Ramos, a Parker High School student, Alejandra Godina-Guajardo, and Dr. Joy Ngobi will speak in Janesville.

Print Article

Read More News

Illinois not alerted to early clues in womb-cutting case

AP

May 19, 2019 at 4:28 am | CHICAGO (AP) — Police and Illinois' child welfare agency say staff at a Chicago-area hospital didn't alert them after determining that a bloodied woman who arrived with a gravely ill newborn had not ...

Comments

Read More

Bodies of Indian climbers brought back from mountain

AP

May 19, 2019 at 4:27 am | KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers have recovered the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Kanchenjunga this past week and flew them to Nepal's capital, Kathmandu. The bodies of Biplab B...

Comments

Read More

Indians vote in final phase of grueling national election

AP

May 19, 2019 at 4:19 am | KOLKATA, India (AP) — Indians voted Sunday in the seventh and final phase of a grueling national election that lasted more than five weeks, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party s...

Comments

Read More

Defunct steelmaker's 21-story headquarters to be imploded

AP

May 19, 2019 at 4:09 am | BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Sixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel is due to collapse in a matter of seconds as a demolition crew is set to implode Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker's former world hea...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(608) 365-8811
149 State Street
Beloit, WI 53511

©2019 Beloit Daily News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X