Evanston/North Shore

Racial Equity Workshop Series

Registration is open for October-November Sessions!

Participants in these 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

Pre-registration is required.

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, please give us a call; we will get you registered.

October 29: Socialization and Power and Privilege

How do the early messages we received impact the way we see our own and others’ racial identities? How are power and privilege attained, and maintained inequitably? How can they be used to disrupt the status quo?

November 5: Internalized Domination and Internalized Racism
Meeting separately in White and People of Color Affinity Groups, we will explore the impact of internalized domination and internalized racism on our lives.

November 12: Liberation
How do we accomplish our goal of becoming racially just and of creating equitable communities?
 For more info, call our Racial Justice Co-Directors, Donique McIntosh, x 159 or Eileen Hogan Heineman, x 158 at 847-864-8445

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