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:
Community Book Discussions
The YWCA of Northwest Ohio Virtual Book Discussion Group is free and open to all adults featuring themes of racial and social justice. Groups meet via Zoom and the meeting link will be sent prior to the listed discussion date. Every book chosen is available in all formats at the Toledo Lucas County Library.
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.
Future sessions are forthcoming. Please click here to complete the interest form.
Stand Against Racism, our annual campaign which builds community among those who work for racial justice, raises awareness about racism, and encourages community members to take action for change.
The 2021 Stand Against Racism Conference was held virtually on April 22nd and 23rd.
See the highlights below:
Day 1 of the 2021 Stand Against Racism Conference featured Dr. Barbara Love, Dr. Michael Waters and Yulise Waters, Esq. Click Here to watch.
Day 2 of the 2021 Stand Against Racism Conference featured panelists Judge Denise Cubbon, Crystal Ward, Celeste Smith, Dr. Treva Jeffries, Dr. Marvin Whitfield and Robin Reese. Thank you panelists!
Dr. Elhai also presented at Day 2 of the 2021 Stand Against Racism Conference, featured here with our CEO, Lisa McDuffie!
The film was available July 16-19. If you would still like to view bias, it is available
through Hoopla with your Toledo Lucas County Public Library card or on Amazon Prime.
bias: Film Overview
bias is a film that challenges us to confront our hidden biases and understand what we risk when we follow our gut. Through exposing her own biases, award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Hauser highlights the nature of implicit bias and the grip it holds on our social and professional lives.
Watch the bias Trailer
The YWCA of Northwest Ohio and Healthy Lucas County partner to present a series of Lunch & Learns focusing on health equity and disparities.
Black Stress Matters
Strategically Addressing Racial Injustice & Health Disparities
Moving From Theory To Action
COVID Health Inequities For People With Disabilities
Racial Inequities Among Older Adults
Bridging The Wealth Gap
Why Black Babies Are Dying
The Power To Heal
Intersectionality and Barriers Faced By People With Disabilities
The Survivor's Journey: Trauma Focused Work And Disparities For People of Color
Zip Codes Matter
Guns, Violence and Race
Race & Health
Women Leaders Serving Our Community
The Link Between Racial Violence and Gender-Based Violence
Operationalizing Love In Our Social Justice Work
A Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness For African American Men
Barriers to Humanitarian Relief Faced by Immigrants
Seeking Safety & Justice: The Experiences Of Marginalized Survivors
If you have any questions about our racial justice department, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 419.241.3235 ext. 122.