You are invited to participate in the third annual "Stand Against Racism" event Thursday at the YWCA of Alton. This year's theme focuses on immigration. You can stand at the Y, stand at your business, or if you are a student, you can participate by “Mixing Up Lunch” by eating with someone new this week.

Dorothy Hummel, Executive Director of the YWCA of Alton tells The Big Z the event begins at 2pm at their location on Third Street.

Click here for Hummel's comments

YWCA is providing links for lesson plans to area schools from the Teaching Tolerance section of the Southern Poverty Law Center. These lesson plans are designed for teachers and schools to educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse society. For more information, call 465-7774.

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