YWCA statement in support of District 65 anti-racism work

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YWCA statement in support of District 65 anti-racism work

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

A joint statement by Karen Singer, CEO and Tiffany McDowell, Equity Institute Director, YWCA Evanston/North Shore in support  of Evanston School District 65. YWCA Evanston/North Shore is committed to eliminating racism and empowering women, and we support Evanston School District 65 administrators and school board’s anti-racism and anti-oppression work.  A few years ago, we supported the… Continue Reading YWCA statement in support of District 65 anti-racism work

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Talking to Your Kids About Racism

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

This summer has challenged us when it comes to how we approach conversations about racism and the systemic racial injustices that permeate our society. From social media slide-show style infographics to restructuring diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives throughout corporate America, there has been a national “call-in” for discussions on race relations. It’s on the news, and it’s even been on Nickelodeon. At YWCA, we’ve been sounding the alarm all… Continue Reading Talking to Your Kids About Racism

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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