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Until Justice Just Is

Advancing Justice: Ensuring Equity for All

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. To achieve this, we confront systemic racism by raising awareness and building community among those who work for and believe in racial justice. Our efforts recognize that empowering all women cannot be achieved without addressing institutional and structural racism.

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For over 50 years, YWCA Monterey County has been involved in important social movements. These include voting rights, civil rights, affordable housing, pay equity, violence prevention, immigration, and health care reform.  We focus is on three areas: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls.  We combine programs and advocacy to create institutional change.

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. I am joining the movement for racial justice with YWCA and hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Join us and YWCA in advancing justice — until justice just is.


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 Monterey County 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 Monterey County 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.

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