SCR 7: Designating April 24, 2015, as Stand Against Racism Day and honoring YWCA Alaska for encouraging organizations to stand against racism.
00 SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 7 01 Designating April 24, 2015, as Stand Against Racism Day and honoring YWCA Alaska 02 for encouraging organizations to stand against racism. 03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 WHEREAS, in the past, economic and environmental opportunities have created a 05 population influx that has allowed this state to grow into one of the most culturally diverse 06 states in the nation; and 07 WHEREAS the state has 19 of the 20 most ethnically diverse public elementary 08 schools in the United States; and 09 WHEREAS the state has six of the 10 most ethnically diverse public middle schools 10 in the United States; and 11 WHEREAS the state has three of the five most ethnically diverse public high schools 12 in the United States; and 13 WHEREAS differences in ethnicity, tradition, and belief have often come to serve as 14 a justification for prejudice and disparity of treatment; and 15 WHEREAS Stand Against Racism is a movement of YWCA Alaska that encourages 16 community organizations to choose a day to unite and pledge against racism, and YWCA
01 Alaska has come forward to urge Alaskans to stand against racism; 02 BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature designates April 24, 2015, as 03 Stand Against Racism Day to bring awareness to the fact that racism still exists in our state 04 and cannot be ignored or tolerated any longer; the legislature encourages the people of the 05 state to observe the day by participating in educational and celebratory events, projects, and 06 activities in which participants pledge to take a stand against racism continually in their daily 07 lives; and be it 08 FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature honors YWCA Alaska for 09 its leadership in encouraging Alaskans to stand against racism.