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Elisabeth "Biz" Lindsay-Ryan

That’s not violence: How the socialization of white women affects women of color

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

YWCA’s Equity Institute recently added “The History and Socialization of Oppression” to our workshop offerings.  Understanding the ways we’ve been socialized into thoughts and behaviors that harm both ourselves and others is an important step toward transformation.  A recent Facebook post by our Equity and Inclusion colleague, Elisabeth “Biz” Lindsay-Ryan, really brought this point home.… Continue Reading That’s not violence: How the socialization of white women affects women of color

Katie Scheuber

There’s no ‘one size fits all’ for those experiencing homelessness

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

By Katie Scheuber, YWCA Housing Specialist Everyone has unique barriers, challenges, histories, experiences, and resources available. With a lack of availability for affordable housing, housing programs, and even emergency shelter, it makes it hard for folx (why “folx?”) to meet their specific needs or to structure a plan, especially in a timely manner, for something… Continue Reading There’s no ‘one size fits all’ for those experiencing homelessness

Happy Pride Month

YWCA Applauds Supreme Court’s Landmark Ruling on LGBTQ Job Discrimination

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

YWCA is pleased that the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that LGBTQ Americans are protected from job discrimination under existing law. We hope this decision will have a crippling impact on the recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published rule which aims to roll back anti-discrimination protections – including… Continue Reading YWCA Applauds Supreme Court’s Landmark Ruling on LGBTQ Job Discrimination

Blackboard with the word racism being erased

How can we move toward becoming anti-racist? Listen. Learn. Take Action.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

People and organizations are asking, “How can we move toward becoming anti-racist?”  The Equity Institute of YWCA Evanston/North Shore offers three steps: 1. Listen. 2. Learn. 3. Take action. Listen to the voices of the people in your community or those whom you serve, the people who have been on the margins of your municipality, business,… Continue Reading How can we move toward becoming anti-racist? Listen. Learn. Take Action.