The St. Joseph YWCA downtown was just one location of more than 20 across St. Joseph that participated in the 4th Annual Stand Against Racism.
Local law enforcement joined YWCA staff and kids from Children's First Child Care to take a pledge against racism.
"It's sad to say that racisim still exists today," said Ellen Kisker, YWCA Prevention Educator. "As we all know, there was a terrible hate crime just a few weeks ago at the Jewish Community in Kansas. We're trying to do everything we can that it still exists and stop it. There is no room for racism in today's world."
Deputy Mayor Pat Jones was there to make a city proclamation.
More than 250,000 people from more than 2,000 organizations were expected to participate in the Stand Against Racism Friday.