Racial Justice

Southern Poverty Law Center is nationally known focusing on hate groups. They provide a variety of resources to help those fighting hate, racism and other extremist groups. (Note: this group could also be listed for LGBTQ and Violence as well)

The YWCA offers monthly racial justice workshops. All are welcome but are asked to RSVP. Just hit the “Click Here to Sign Up” button to do so in the above link.

Teaching Tolerance provides classroom materials to deal with a variety of issues for elementary and secondary education. However, many of the materials are suitable for everyone, not just students.

Key Allies

YWCAis on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen our community”. Their annual Stand Against Racism at the end of April is a premier event to address this issue.  

Get involved: To learn more about the YWCA’s racial justice work, contact Jodi Rhoden, Director of Marketing & Communications, at (828) 254-7206, ext. 203 or jodi.rhoden@ywcaofasheville.org


WNC Citizens Ending Institutional Bigotry, as its name notes, “works to eliminate prejudice, discrimination, and hate activity throughout western North Carolina, by assisting victims of hate crimes, monitoring the activities of hate groups, ensuring the public is informed about hate activity in the region, and working with regional institutions on diversity issues”.

Get involved:  Monroe Gilmour has been a longstanding advocate and its coordinator and can be reached at (828) 669-6677 or at wncceib@buncombe.main.nc.us