At the annual Stand Against Racism hosted by YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee, Ana Escobar, who is the Domestic Violence Team Lead for the Davidson County District Attorney General’s Office, said that women must not only mentor other women, but they must champion them so they can reach their full potential.
Taking place on the steps of the Historic Metro Courthouse on Thursday, April 27, more than 250 women, men and children gathered in the grass of Public Square Park and heard from female political, social, and community leaders. Among the speakers was Family Engagement Specialist Kasar Abdul.
“We must diminish the power of stereotyping and realize that for us to address all the “isms,” she said. “We need to be synced with our past, grounded in our present, and always be focused on our future.”
Overall, more than 200 Stand Against Racism events were held across the country.