YWCA TO HOST COMMUNITY DIALOGUE
DENIAL & OUTRAGE: ISSUES OF RACE AND CLASS IN THE WAKE OF KATRINA
For Immediate Release
September 8, 2005
The YWCA of Kalamazoo hosts a brown bag lunch as part of the "people who think series" on Tuesday, September 13, 2005, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Denial & Outrage: Issues of Race and Class in the Wake of Katrina. Please join us for an opportunity for community dialogue with a goal of understanding. Hurricane Katrina and the recovery efforts in the gulf coast area have left the nation with important questions regarding race and class in today's society.
Please join us as we grieve, learn and understand as a community how this historic event has impacted so many lives. Jennifer A. Shoub, CEO of the YWCA of Kalamazoo, will facilitate the lunch hour discussion. Invited guest media representatives include Glen & Noel from the WKFR Morning Radio Show and Ken Kolker from the Grand Rapids Press.
This free event will be held at the YWCA of Kalamazoo, 353 E. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (located downtown on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Pitcher Street.)
To register for this event, or for more information, please contact Caressa Hamby at the YWCA at 269-345-5595 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the YWCA
The YWCA of the USA, of which the YWCA of Kalamazoo is a member Association, is the oldest, largest autonomous women's membership organization in the world. Its mission is eliminating racism and empowering women. The YWCA of Kalamazoo, the oldest Association in Michigan, was founded in 1885 and began as a residence service provider to young women who gravitated to the city to work in its factories. Today, the YWCA of Kalamazoo provides services to survivors of domestic assault, including shelter (the first such shelter in the state of Michigan and one of the first in the United States); a program for survivors of sexual assault, a licensed child care center, a mentoring program for women and teens seeking self-sufficiency through employment and educational goals, and services to YWCA members and the community-at-large.
Jennifer A. Shoub, CEO