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Nov
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Understanding Power and Privilege Workshop
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

As we consider topics of race, gender, ableism, heterosexism, and ageism, this workshop explores: What privilege is, who has it and how it works for them, as well as how power and privilege are connected, and how the misuse of power and privilege become oppression.

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Nov
9
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Manejo de Dinero Básico en Español (virtual)
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Manejo de Dinero Básico le ayudará a fortalecer sus habilidades de administración de dinero mediante el desarrollo de herramientas que le ayudaran con su presupuesto, crédito y problemas de deuda. Los participantes se comprometerán a completar todo el curso que consta de dos módulos durante dos tardes. Esta clase en línea está abierta al público, pero por favor regístrese para asistir.

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**Tenga en cuenta que este taller de Manejo de Dinero Básico será en español. Vea nuestro sitio web para otras fechas.

**Please note, instruction for this Basic Money Management workshop will be in Spanish. View our website for other dates.

Nov
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Workers’ Rights in The Age of COVID-19: Part 1 & 2
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Are you unsure of your rights in the workplace? Are there times you think you are being taken advantage of or discriminated against but are not sure what to do? Knowledge about basic worker protections is crucial. We’ll discuss basic rights for workers in the Chicago area as well as strategies for protecting against wage violations, illegal discrimination, unsafe workplaces and unemployment.

Presented by: Alison Dickson, School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois

This online workshop is free, but please register to attend. Are you new to our platform Community Pass? Follow our easy guide to set-up an account.

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Nov
12
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Workers’ Rights in The Age of COVID-19: Part 1 & 2
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Are you unsure of your rights in the workplace? Are there times you think you are being taken advantage of or discriminated against but are not sure what to do? Knowledge about basic worker protections is crucial. We’ll discuss basic rights for workers in the Chicago area as well as strategies for protecting against wage violations, illegal discrimination, unsafe workplaces and unemployment.

Presented by: Alison Dickson, School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois

This online workshop is free, but please register to attend. Are you new to our platform Community Pass? Follow our easy guide to set-up an account.

REGISTER NOW

Nov
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Breezing Through the Holidays
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

It may be called “the most wonderful time of the year” but December can also be filled with unwanted debt with holiday spending. Learn budgeting strategies and tactics to avoid that year-end credit card crunch and sidestep debt traps in the future.

Presented by: Pete Punito, Business Development Representative at First Northern Credit Union

This online workshop is free, but please register to attend. Are you new to our platform Community Pass? Follow our easy guide to set-up an account.

REGISTER NOW

Nov
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Manejo de Dinero Básico en Español (virtual)
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Manejo de Dinero Básico le ayudará a fortalecer sus habilidades de administración de dinero mediante el desarrollo de herramientas que le ayudaran con su presupuesto, crédito y problemas de deuda. Los participantes se comprometerán a completar todo el curso que consta de dos módulos durante dos tardes. Esta clase en línea está abierta al público, pero por favor regístrese para asistir.

Register Now

**Tenga en cuenta que este taller de Manejo de Dinero Básico será en español. Vea nuestro sitio web para otras fechas.

**Please note, instruction for this Basic Money Management workshop will be in Spanish. View our website for other dates.

Nov
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch (virtual)
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Let's Talk at Lunch logoWe’re taking Let’s Talk @ Lunch, an informal community discussion of current events through a racial equity lens, to Zoom!

Please grab some lunch, pull up a chair in your home, and join your virtual neighbors for a facilitated discussion. All are welcome!

Register on Community Pass here >

Nov
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Equity Institute Office Hours
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
As you work to make your communities, organizations, businesses, and institutions more equitable, the YWCA Equity Institute is here to help you do the work!

Drop-in during our office hours every third Thursday of the month to get answers and tools for where you and your team are at in the journey toward equity.

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Developing Cultural Humility Workshop (virtual)
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

What does it mean to develop cultural humility?  We’ll explore how an organization can become inclusive and understanding of a variety of cultures, races, abilities, and differences, and identify changes that can be made by organizations and by individuals to transform the climate.

Participants in our Racial Equity Workshops develop a common vocabulary, so they can begin to use a “racial equity lens” as they analyze institutional racism.  Led by trained facilitators, the group develops skills necessary to address racism at personal, interpersonal and systemic levels.

Register for this online workshop on Community Pass here >

Nov
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What is White Supremacy Culture?
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

It is often hard to talk about race because white culture values certain ways of knowing and not others, and assigns a higher value to some ways of behaving than others. Because these ideas have been maintained over a long period of time, it is sometimes hard for people to notice that this culture is based in whiteness. What are the characteristic of white supremacy culture – and what do we do once we’ve recognized this?

This workshop is part of our 201 Series, which is perfect for those who want to dive a little deeper.

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Explore our online Equity Resource  Library.

You’ll find recommendations on podcasts, articles, books, and videos to help expand your understanding of equity and racial justice.