Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

RVC Stands Against Racism

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516

Take a stand against racism with Rock Valley College and the YWCA. Community members as well as RVC staff, faculty and students are invited to show their support in the stand against racism by attending any or all of three different events at three RVC locations.

Tuesday, April 22, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

RVC's Main Campus – Student Center Atrium (3301 North Mulford Road, Rockford)

12:00-1:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion - Native Son Meets Sister Outside: Navigating Identities in Audre Lorde and James Baldwin

Panelists will discuss Lorde and Baldwin's work, why the writers are important, intersectionality, activism, and advocacy.

1:00-2:00 p.m. – Conversation and Open Mic- The audience can reflect upon the panel and explore the question, "How are you or could you be an activist and/or advocate?"


Wednesday, April 23, 12:00 - 1:15 pm

RVC's Learning & Opportunity Center, Stewart Square

12:00 - 12:45 p.m. - Begin at the LOC on the corner of South Main Street & West State Street for a march around downtown Rockford.

12:45 - 1:15 p.m. at the LOC Lounge - Conversation about the march and standing against racism.


Thursday, April 24, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

RVC's Stenstrom Center (4151 Samuelson Road, Rockford)

Open mic to voice your support of the Stand Against Racism™, or share a favorite quote, or read the YWCA's Pledge; also music and short videos.

All events are free and open to the community.

These events are co-sponsored by the Rock Valley College PAIC (Promoting an Inclusive Community) committee and the YWCA. For more go to or