Evanston/North Shore

Racial Equity Workshops

Participants in YWCA Racial Equity Workshops develop the skills and vocabulary necessary to engage in honest reflection on their own identities, as well as on how systemic racism affects the lives of all who live and work in our communities. Trained facilitators lead participants to:

  • explore societal influences that perpetuate a culture of white superiority
  • envision what racial equity looks like
  • identify roles individuals can take to move themselves and the systems in which they participate toward becoming more equitable

Our next series has not yet been scheduled. If you are interested in knowing more and/or being notified once the next workshops are scheduled, please contact Eileen Hogan Heineman, Racial Justice Program Co-Director, at 224-420-3295.

Cost for the workshops is: $95 for all three sessions, or $35 for each individual session. We want everyone who is interested to participate, so if fees are an issue, let us know and we will get you registered.

Socialization, Implicit Bias, and Microaggressions

How do the early messages we received impact the way we see our own and others’ racial identities?  We'll work to recognize the ways implicit bias is shown through our words and actions allows us to start changing some old patterns.

Power and Privilege

How are power and privilege attained - and maintained - inequitably? We'll work together to identify ways they can be used to disrupt the status quo.

How do we accomplish our goal of becoming racially just and of creating equitable communities?

For more info, call our Racial Justice Co-Director, at Eileen Hogan Heineman, 224-420-3295.


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