YWCA Connect is designed to support the mission of eliminating racism and empowering women; to promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Education is transformative. Communication is key.
Diversity workshops will be starting again this Fall of 2021, between the months of September through November. There are a total of three diversity workshops, Implicit Bias, Microaggression, and Anti-Racism & Whiteness. All workshops will be Virtual (Zoom) at 3:00-5:00 pm.
Implicit Bias Workshop: Exploring Implicit Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgements
Anti-Racism & Whiteness Workshop: Develop foundation for anti-racism work and begin to learn methods to actively practice anti-racism
Microaggression Workshop: Exploring the impact of everyday slights and insults: Microaggressions in the workplace and classroom
Dr. Glenn is a collaborative leader with more than 25 years of higher education experience. She has been focused on leading diversity and inclusion initiatives for the last 20 years.
Community Conversation workshops will be introduced this Fall of 2021. Each month will bring a new topic of conversation. All workshops will be Virtual (Zoom) at 12:00 - 1:30 pm.
Community conversation “We Are Of: A Conversation on Race, Land and Culture”
This virtual community conversation, developed and sponsored by the Alaska Humanities Forum, brings Alaskans together to answer the guiding question, “how do our race and culture shape our relationship to the land? How does that shape the decisions we make about it?” The topic of land and the environment has become increasingly visible and contentious as climate change, urban development, and the growing needs of communities across the country create massive changes. In the face of these changes, feelings of belonging, connection, and responsibility are often evoked: this conversation hopes to reflect on these feelings. Beyond sharing perspectives and opinions, this conversation also hopes to have participants identify the ways their race and culture have shaped the way they view their environment and what similarities and differences they may have to other Alaskans. This conversation is an opportunity for all of us to critically engage with our views on a topic so deeply intertwined with the Alaskan experience.
Questions About Event?
Contact our Social Justice Coordinator, Ian Murakami at firstname.lastname@example.org
Explore one’s own record; gain an understanding of racism and its impact on society; develop skills to address racial comments, jokes, and slurs; connect in our shared humanity.
- Implicit Bias Training
- Social Inclusion and Equity Training
- Decolonization Training
- Land Acknowledgement
Affinity Group Meetings
Meet with members of one’s own group to discuss ways the group can collaborate and work to dismantle systemic racism.
Opportunities to share one’s own story and listen to the stories of others; learn from the lived experiences of a diverse community.
Book & Film Discussions
Grow in wisdom, knowledge, and understanding; read books/review films/documentaries; engage in conversations on race; explore our thoughts, feelings, & ideas.
Led by the YWCA Alaska Advocacy Committee to raise awareness of issues racism and injustice; to stand up for social justice; to advocate for policies that provide peace, justice, freedom, and dignity all people.
To support fair wages and equal pay; partnering with companies and organizations committed to gender equity in the workplace.
To continue collaborations that support racial justice and gender equity.
YWCA Alaska believes:
That social justice is foundational for a healthy community. All people deserve to be valued, included, and respected in our community. We moreover believe that change happens at the local level.
We encourage you to be an active, informed, and engaged community member.