We discuss the origins of prejudice, both in science and social construction, and how its evolution throughout history grew into complex systems of inequality. Come to this dialogue to learn more about how racism came to be and how it shows up today.
Please join YWCA Alaska at the 2018 Fiesta under the Midnight Sun. This event is focused mostly in traditional Latin American cultures, they will have traditional food and dances as well as children’s activities, music and games.
Please join YWCA Alaska at the Mt. View National night out at Mt. View Community Center, Tuesday, August 7th from 5 – 9 PM. This is a free event with food, games and craft activities, a petting zoo and musical entertainment.
This dialogue focuses on the history and impact of 9/11. We’ll discuss how many people’s understandable reactions of fear inadvertently reinforced systemic racism and xenophobia. We’ll talk about current immigration reform efforts, identities. Whose cultural norms become accepted as the dominant way of doing things, and why?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.