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04/20/2021 02Aii YWCA Stand Against Racism Proclamation a\'4\lyy bxk ik 1 "" PPd +� PPP d g. P A PPPPPP+Pd s' lii it tYlltYlA.\ta. BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No.A.ii. For Meeting of:April 20, 2021 ITEM TITLE: YWCA Stand Against Racism proclamation SUBMITTED BY: Cally Price,Assistant to the City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: See attached. ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type E A tend Against demPr lamation 41 / 021 r Me o 2 CITY OE YAlIUl1A Pc&OCLA51tATIOW ` grEc7 EAS, all citizens regardless of race, creed or ethnicity deserve to be 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 stille.xists in many forms; and WHEREAS, the elimination of racism can only be achieved through the participation of all citizens 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 individuals from achieving success in education, economics, employment, and quality of life. WOW, 2JREcREcFOcRE, in recognition of the impact that racism has on the health and weft-being of our community, I, Patricia Byers, SYLayor of the City of(Yakima and on behalf of the (Yakima City Council- do hereby proclaim the weekofApril22-25, 2021 as "YWCA STAND AGAINST iCIS914 SAY' in the City of(Yakima and encourage atlpeople to work towards building racial equity throughout the community. Dated this 200 day of April- 2021 Patricia Byers, Wtayor