RACIAL JUSTICE AND CIVIL RIGHTS
Promoting racial justice and equity throughout Northwest Ohio.
The YWCA of Northwest Ohio’s approach to racial justice goes beyond changing hearts and minds. We strive to transform communities, systems, and public policy,
What We Are Doing:
Dialogue to Change is a community enrichment program that seeks to create communal programming that efficiently advocates, while simultaneously championing and supporting Whole-Community empowerment and change. Dialogue to Change employs “face to face” facilitated conversation between members of two or more social identity groups, in an effort to positively inform, and wholeheartedly impact all groups about amicable cultural etiquette. With a focus on racial communicative etiquette, Dialogue groups give the participants the safety and freedom to discuss race, cultural differences and shed light on their own implicit biases.
Thank you for stopping by to learn more about the challenge. The YWCA Cleveland was instrumental in helping us to execute this challenge. Our challenge will be starting one month behind the YWCA Cleveland.
This challenge was originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and Debby Irving and has been adapted by many organizations across the country. The challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership.
We want to thank Food Solutions New England for inspiring this challenge. They were the first to adapt an exercise from Dr. Eddie Moore and Debby Irving’s book into the interactive 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, which they launched in 2014. They are entering their fifth year of coordinating the Challenge with more than 3,000 participants
Participants will be prompted daily with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience and more. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.
This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice. We hope you’ll join us and accept this challenge.
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Community Book Discussions
Live racial and social justice community book discussions are available on Zoom. Each book discussion will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The book selections are listed below. Please click here to register. The zoom link will be emailed to registrants before the book discussion.
YWCA supports measures at the national, state, and local levels to advance and ensure human rights for women and girls around the world. YWCA NWO supports the ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), a comprehensive, international agreement on eliminating discrimination against women in every sphere – economic, political, and social.
Calling Social Justice Orgs.
We are looking to collect contact information for social justice organizations in the community so that participants of our Racial Justice training and Dialogue to Change workshops.
Racial Justice Resources
We have created a racial justice resource webpage on our site. If you are interested in uploading content to the webpage, use the button below to fill out the form and upload your resource.
If you have any questions about our racial justice department, please contact email@example.com or 419.241.3235 ext. 122.