Racial Justice

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WHAT WE DO: Programs & Initiatives

Intercultural Foundations Building intercultural competence equips the community with meaningful understanding and skills to bridge the gap between diversity and inclusion, creating a foundation of respect and equity for all.

Stand Against Racism is a nationwide YWCA USA campaign of collective YWCAs across the country working to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. The campaign was founded by YWCAs Trenton and Princeton in 2007 and adopted by YWCA USA in 2015. The YWCA Olympia 2019 Stand Against Racism will be held on April 25-29, 2019.

Racial Justice Summit: Scheduled for April 27-28, 2019. Stay tuned for details!

Anti Racist Institute: Stay tuned.

Collection of Stories: We are collecting incidents of racism and hate in our community to educate the community, help our partners understand where help is needed, and/or assist our advocacy efforts. Want to share your experience? Send a message to IF@ywcaofolympia.org for a link to our confidential (or anonymous) form of instances where you experienced racism or witnessed it.

WHAT WE DON’T DO:

While the need for direct action is pressing in our community, we are unable to do so at this time. We are currently working to build our capacity to support direct action initiatives in our community.

For more information, please contact us at IF@ywcaofolympia.org