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Stand Against Racism 2021


April 21st, 2021

Virtual Q&A streamed ONLINE.


Join YWCA Helena and the Lewis & Clark Public Library this April for a virtual book club discussion group on the book "Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine" written by Damon Tweedy, M.D.

As we read the book, please join the Facebook discussion group. These discussion groups will culminate in a Q&A session with the author on April 21 at 6 p.m.


Please register for the event on Zoom through the link below:

Book Club Discussion Group:

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The event is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark Library. Special thanks to Carroll College for their support.


Stand Against Racism Poetry Contest 2021

This year the Social and Racial Justice Committee will be sponsoring a poetry contest to recognize our focus for 2021: Standing Against Racism as a Public Health Crisis.

To enter submit your poem, email the entry to with "Poetry Contest Entry" in the subject line. Please type your entry into the form provided.

Must be 18 or older to enter. 

All poetry will be entered with the understanding that it may be used to promote YWCA Helena's Stand Against Racism event and in promoting the goal of better understanding the challenges we all face when working to dismantle racism in our community. 


Winners will be announced Monday, April 19th, 2021! 

Finalists will receive great prizes from Helena arts organizations and local businesses including Montana Book Co and the Holter Museum of Art and $100 cash for first place.

Prompt: How is or isn't racism like a pandemic?  

  • Is it hidden from some people?

  • Does it affect different people differently?

  • Whose lives are put at risk?

  •  Are there super spreaders?  

  • Is it a global problem?

  • Is there a 100% effective vaccine?

  • What work and commitment will it take to overcome racism?

  • How do we build antibodies against racism?   


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