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The annual YWCA Stand Against Racism provides the opportunity for communities across the United States to find an issue or cause that inspires them to take a #StandAgainstRacism and to unite their voices to educate, advocate, and promote racial justice.
It is inarguable that structural racism plays a large role in determining the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, therefore affecting people’s access to quality housing, education, food, transportation, political power, and other social determinants of health. Understanding and addressing systemic racism from this public health perspective is crucial to eliminating racial and ethnic inequities, and to improving opportunity and well-being across communities. Through this lens comes this year’s theme, “From Declarations to Change: Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis.”
The YWCA Evanston/North Shore invites the community to watch “Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis: A Conversation with Evonda Thomas-Smith,” to register for the (virtual) Race Against Hate, and other action items that can all be found along with more information here.
Upcoming Virtual Learning Events:
Wednesday and Thursday, May 13 & 14: Equity Summit
Wednesday, May 19: Let’s Talk @ Lunch
Thursday, May 27: Implicit Bias Workshop
Thursday, June 10: Microagressions: Intent vs. Impact Workshop