Until Justice Just Is: TAKE THE PLEDGE
YWCA Spokane is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.
As a part of YWCA’s national annual campaign, take a pledge to unite in our efforts to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. Join YWCA and hundreds of thousands of people across the country who will engage with us during YWCA’s annual Racial Justice Challenge – today and every day.
YWCA’s Until Justice Just Is Pledge
Mindful of the continuing affliction of institutional and structural racism as well as the daily realities of all forms of bias, prejudice and bigotry in my own life, my family, my circle of friends, my co-workers, and the society in which I live, with conviction and hope:
I take this pledge, fully aware that the struggle to eliminate racism will not end with a mere pledge but calls for an ongoing transformation within myself and the institutions and structures of our society.
I pledge to look deeply and continuously in my heart and in my mind to identify all signs and vestiges of racism; to rebuke the use of racist language and behavior towards others; to root out such racism in my daily life and in my encounters with persons I know and with strangers I do not know; and to expand my consciousness to be more aware and sensitive to my use of overt and subtle expressions of racism and racial stereotypes.
I pledge to educate myself on racial justice issues and share what I learn in my own communities even if it means challenging my family, my partner, my children, my friends, my co-workers, and those I encounter on a daily basis.
I pledge, within my means, to actively work to support public policy solutions that prominently, openly, and enthusiastically promote racial equity in all aspects of human affairs; and to actively support and devote my time to YWCA, as well as other organizations working to eradicate racism from our society.
YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. I join YWCA in advancing justice today and every day — until justice just is.
*This pledge has been adapted by YWCA USA from the Pledge to Eliminate Racism in My Life, YWCA Bergen County which is an adaptation of the Pledge to Heal Racism in My Life, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, April 10, 2006.
UNTIL JUSTICE JUST IS Social Media Campaign
Once you have taken the above pledge, join us in helping to spread awareness about this opportunity to step into action. Take part in our social media selfie challenge to encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to join you.