Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge

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WHAT IS THE STAND AGAINST RACISM EQUITY CHALLENGE?

Stand Against Racism 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.
YWCA Yakima wants to thank and acknowledge Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., Debby Irving, and Dr. Marguerite Penick for their leadership in the field of racial equity as exhibited in their 21 Day Racial Equity and Habit Building Challenge and the movement they helped to initiate.
Each day of the challenge you will be presented with activities 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, and to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.
We hope that you will go into this challenge with an open heart and an open mind, ready to be pushed out of your comfort zone. We know these discussions can be difficult and can bring up powerful emotions, but your commitment to increasing your awareness is what will help move our community forward.

To engage with other people doing the challenge, use the hashtag #YWCASARChallenge to share your reflections on social media. You can also join our Facebook group where participants can continue the conversation in a safe space.

This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT.

YWCA Yakima is joining sister YWCAs across the country in hosting the 21-Day Challenge. Join fellow members of the Yakima community in furthering our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We have been doing this work for over 130 years.

Engage with other participants in the challenge by sharing your reflections on social media by joining the YWCA Yakima Social Justice Committee.

REGISTER HERE

Training Opportunities

In addition to our work responding to survivors of Intimate Partner Domestic Violence, YWCA Yakima is proud to offer training sessions for community members and organizations who would like learn more about domestic and intimate partner violence. We are also able to share information about our general services with groups, organizations, businesses, etc., as well as supply posters and brochures.

YWCA Yakima offers a variety of community training opportunities throughout the year. To view and register for trainings visit our Community Training page.