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Girl Scouts of Western New York unveil new anti-racism patch

Posted at 12:54 PM, Oct 14, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Girl Scouts of WNY is sending a strong messages with the release of its newest patch, "racism and hate have no place here."

The new anti-racism patch, created by GSWNY's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (D.E.I.), aims to feature engaging activities for girls at all grade levels.

To earn the patch, girls must complete at least one "Activities and Conversations" activity and at least one "Stand Up, Speak Up" activity. These activities can range from drawing a picture or piece of art that celebrates inclusion to researching and learning about cultural holidays, traditions or people who devoted their lives to the pursuit of equality,

“As an organization that supports all girls, we are also clear that our girls of color face a disproportionate amount of discrimination in their everyday lives which makes this D.E.I. work so critical,” said Alison Wilcox, CEO of Girl Scouts of Western New York. “Although, GSWNY makes a concerted effort for D.E.I., we can always do more and this patch will build upon other helpful initiatives that will be rolled out during the year to help girls and their families gain a deeper understanding and create more dialogue around the importance of D.E.I. at all levels in and outside of Girl Scouts.”

To learn more about the Girl Scouts of Western New York and its mission, click here.