Events and Calendar

Sep
4
Tue
Microaggressions & Implicit Bias Dialogue @ YWCA Alaska
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This dialogue focuses on racist dynamics that are often difficult to comprehend, but the magnitude of their impact is no less than blatant racism. We’ll discuss science, studies, and stories that illustrate these harmful dynamics so that people better understand how to confront them.

Sep
6
Thu
The Basics of Voting in Alaska @ YWCA Alaska
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join YWCA for a quick presentation on what you need to know about voting in Alaska. We will discuss the basics of the elections, help you navigate the process, and assist you in registering to vote.

Sep
25
Tue
Assimilation & Professionalism Dialogue @ YWCA Alaska
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This dialogue focuses on the history and impact assimilation, while illustrating how common approaches to accepting diversity inadvertently reinforce racial barriers. We’ll talk about the relationship between assimilation and professionalism. Whose cultural norms become accepted as the dominant way of doing things, and why?

Sep
27
Thu
The Basics of Voting in Alaska @ YWCA Alaska
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join YWCA for a quick presentation on what you need to know about voting in Alaska. We will discuss the basics of the elections, help you navigate the process, and assist you in registering to vote.

Oct
16
Tue
Structural Racism Dialogue @ YWCA Alaska
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The sum of racism is not only the harmful words people say and it’s not only how people of color were treated historically. This dialogue illustrates how racism became embedded deep in the fabric of America and persists as a system of inequitable access to safety, resources, and opportunities. Structural Racism impacts people in a multitude of ways, and they are compounding.

Oct
18
Thu
The Basics of Voting in Alaska @ YWCA Alaska
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join YWCA for a quick presentation on what you need to know about voting in Alaska. We will discuss the basics of the elections, help you navigate the process, and assist you in registering to vote.

Nov
1
Thu
The Basics of Voting in Alaska @ YWCA Alaska
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join YWCA for a quick presentation on what you need to know about voting in Alaska. We will discuss the basics of the elections, help you navigate the process, and assist you in registering to vote.

Nov
13
Tue
Colorblindness Dialogue @ YWCA Alaska
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This dialogue focuses on how racial colorblindness came into existence and why it quickly became very prevalent. We’ll discuss how this common approach to navigating racial diversity can inadvertently reinforce racial barriers.

Dec
4
Tue
Environmental Racism Dialogue @ YWCA Alaska
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

In some ways, we could be better stewards of our environment. This we all know, but do you know how environmental issues relate to racism? People of Color, especially who live in low-income communities, often experience the severest consequences. We’ll discuss global climate change, the production of plastics, imported crops, water toxicity, and mining.