Announcing WeREAD 2024

For the latest information, visit this page. ANNOUNCING WEREAD 2024 As we all prepare to hunker down and enter into the colder, hibernation-friendly months, WeRISE would like to announce our plans for WeREAD 2024! With everything happening regarding current impending legislation and schools, we have decided this year to shift Read more…

Racism in Westerville History

The Westerville History Museum has just published a toolkit that highlights specific historic examples of racism and anti-racism in Westerville.  Celebrate Black History Month by acknowledging the struggles of the people who have suffered under white supremacy and empathizing with their pain, their joys, their losses, and their victories. Topics include: Read more…

Moving Forward

On August 5, leaders from WeRISE, City of Westerville, Westerville Pubic Library, and Westerville City Schools met to discuss how to move towards racial equity in Westerville. Pictured here from left to right: Renée Thompson, WeRISE Executive Director Aneeza Pasha-Stamm, Westerville Public Library Equity & Development Specialist Jonathan Bentley, City Read more…

Pride Month

Pride month is celebrated every June in recognition and in honor of the LGBTQ+ community. WeRISE for Greater Westerville stands with and in support of the LGBTQ+ community. We recognize the ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice experienced in the United States. WeRISE will take action to help ensure that Read more…

Juneteenth: A Statement

WeRISE is celebrating Thursday’s news that Juneteenth is now a recognized Federal holiday, while understanding that without racial justice through legislative and policy changes, and economic and political equity, such federal recognition is merely another hollow symbolic gesture. On this day, we take time to remember the agency of the Read more…