We know that racism is more than personal bias. Racism continues because it is built into our institutions and policies, fostering predictable patterns of inequity.
We are dedicated to promoting racial and gender equity at the individual, interpersonal, and institutional levels by partnering with individuals and institutions through training and education, community engagement programs, and annual events.
We believe that all people have the right to be heard, and we believe in the value of listening. We also believe that education exposes truth and leads to greater understanding, and ultimately, to action.
Start or continue your journey here. We offer:
Becoming Equitable Institutions: Ideal for institutions, BEI provides a comprehensive overview of how to begin and implement an equity initiative within your organization.
Racial Equity Workshops: For everyone. Workshops help participants build skills necessary to engage in honest reflection, and identify how systemic racism affects our communities.
Community Engagement: Informal and casual. Come together over coffee or lunch to discuss current issues of racial justice and learn from one another's experiences.
Learn more about the YWCA Equity Institute here.