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We Wear Black

February 24, 2023 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Last year the Keene Family YMCA participated in #WeWearBlack – an initiative of the African American Resource Network (AARN – an employee network of YMCA of the USA) dedicated to raising awareness of and to stand in solidarity with those who continue to fight daily against injustice and inequity.
Join us again this year for We Wear Black Day on February 24th. Wear black, snap a selfie, and post it to your social media channels with #WeWearBlack. Don’t forget to tag @KeeneFamilyYMCA!
In the words of the AARN:
We are all better when we commemorate the renaissance, resistance, and rejoicing that makes the African American experience unique. During Black History Month and for the remaining 306 days of the year, let’s take time to appreciate:
The RENAISSANCE of advancements in and for the black community. A renaissance that is made stronger with the support of allies. A renaissance that includes a renewed appreciation for the contributions of black people in all aspects of society.
The RESISTANCE of impediments and systems that affect African American people and communities at disproportionate rates. Barriers that are perpetuated through health disparities, quality of life inequities and decreased mortality rates.
The REJOICING that occurs when our shared humanity allows us ALL to see ourselves in one another. A triumph of spirit that is evidenced when the richness of black culture is experienced!
United we stand, divided we fall…..many hands make light work…… a stick in a bundle is unbreakable….there is strength in unity…… All these imply one thing.
The YMCA IS having commemorative t-shirts printed, which will be for sale for $20 each. All proceeds from the t-shirt sales will go towards the Keene Family YMCA’s BIPOC Scholarship Fund, providing financial assistance to people of color and making sure that all of our programs and services are accessible to those who need them.
Shirts should be available for pick up by February 18th.


February 24, 2023
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Keene, NH 03431 United States
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