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

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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

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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.

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How to be actively “anti-racist”

Friday, June 5, 2020

by Cheryl Johnson-Odim, Ph.D. , Provost Emerita and Professor of History, Dominican University Forgive me (and indulge me) if I am preaching. But a white friend (I would even call him an aspiring ally) just asked me what is the difference between being non-racist and being anti-racist, especially because he knows me to have taken… Continue Reading How to be actively “anti-racist”

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Transforming Our Systems: What COVID-19 Reminds Us about Race 

Friday, April 10, 2020

by Tiffany McDowell, YWCA Equity Institute Director The world as we know it is changing. The global COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the cracks in our fragile system. While our communities have faced past crises with resilience and strength, the current situation shows that the safety nets we hoped would be available are not enough. Some… Continue Reading Transforming Our Systems: What COVID-19 Reminds Us about Race 

LeAnn Jenkins

LeAnn Jenkins joins Equity Institute team at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Monday, November 18, 2019

LeAnn Jenkins has joined YWCA Evanston/North Shore in the newly created role of Equity Institute coordinator. In this position, she will manage and administer the Equity Institute’s training, workshops, and other engagement programs, which are dedicated to promoting racial and gender equity at the individual and institutional level. Jenkins has 11 years of experience in… Continue Reading LeAnn Jenkins joins Equity Institute team at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

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