About Let’s Talk @ Lunch
As we learn to talk THROUGH the issue of racism (instead of around it), we need to share a common language, and deepen our understanding by looking at events and institutions through a racial equity lens.
One opportunity for such practice is our “Let’s Talk @ Lunch” program. Participants gather and YWCA provides a trained facilitator. All are welcome!
Register for Let’s Talk @ Lunch through Community Pass below (follow our guide to set-up a Community Pass account):
Articles we’ve discussed at Let’s Talk @ Lunch that you might find useful:
- “The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- “What’s Wrong with Cultural Appropriation? These 9 Answers Reveal Its Harm” by Maisha Z. Johnson
- Inspiration to become a vocal advocate: “We won’t wear the name” by Coshandra Dillard
- We talked about the “The History of Reparations” and “Missed Opportunities” sections of this article: “Why we need reparations for Black Americans” by Rashawn Ray and Andre M. Perry
- Setting some Native American myths straight: “A Native American Perspective on the Thanksgiving Story” by Moroni Benally
- How does an organization create a culture of social justice? Can we learn anything from how the WNBA has done just that? How does having more than one marginalized identity impact people we know? Read “How the Mostly Socially Progressive Pro League Got That Way” by Jonathan Abrams and Natalie Weiner
- How has whiteness impacted the racial tension in our communities? This article provides some powerful questions to be asked: “White urgency to end racism: why now?” by Beth Berila