Nashville YWCA Takes A Stand Against Racism

Posted at 5:14 PM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 18:21:33-04

The Nashville YWCA became a voice for young women during the national event Take a Stand Against Racism 2016: On a Mission For Girls Of Color.

Judge Shelia Calloway and Mayor Megan Barry spoke to a crowd at Public Square Park Wednesday about the importance of standing up against racism.

The event was put together by the YWCA for April 28 – May 1 in hopes to bring people from all walks of life together to end bigotry.

Civil Rights Pioneer, Carrie Gentry, was also present to share her message of love and tolerance.

“My message today would please just think of just think of loving everybody. And if you love everybody, you cannot go around thinking horrible thoughts about anybody,” said Gentry.

The Nashville campaign was part of a larger project to eliminate racism around the country.