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04/16/2019 04Aii Stand Against Racism ProclamationBUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEM ENT 1 Item No. A.ii. For Meeting of: April 16, 2019 ITEM TITLE: Stand Against Racism proclamation SUBMITTED BY: CaIly Price, Assistant to the City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Cheri Kilty, YWCA Executive Director, to accept. ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: City Manager STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date YWCA Stand Against Racism proc 4/11/2019 Type Coyer Memo 2 CITY OE YAlIU11A P OCLAWATIOW WHEREAS, all citizens regardless of race, creed or ethnicity deserve to 6e treated with dignity, respect, compassion, andjustice; and WHEREAS, each act of racism or discrimination is one too many; and WHEREAS, racism can take many different forms, including but not limited to discrimination; personal attacks, including violence; written or verbal threats or insults; and damage to property, including graffiti; and WHEREAS, racism and discrimination hurts everyone; and WHEREAS; because racism hurts everyone, 'YWCAs across the nation have taken a stand against racism to raise people's consciousness that racism stifexists in many forms; and WHEREAS, the elimination of racism can only 6e achieved through the participation of afcitizens in dialogue, reflection, and action; and WHEREAS, our shared goat is to advocate for increased awareness of the lasting and negative effects of racism in our communities, institutions, and personal relationships; and WHEREAS; the persistence and pervasiveness of racism divides our community and keeps individualsfrom achieving success in education, economics, employment, and quality of life. WOW, 2JCE1RETORE, in recognition of the impact that racism has on the health and well being of our community, 1, Kathy Coffey, SYtayor of the City of 'Yakima and on behalf of the 'Yakima City Council- do hereby proclaim the weekofApril25-28, 2019 as «YWCA 'Yakima — STAN1D AGAINST I?CISu1 DAY' in the City of 'Yakima and encourage allpeople to worktowards building racial -equity throughout the community. Dated this 16th day of April- 2019 Kathy Coffey, SYtayor