Social Justice

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

Anti-Racism & Whiteness Workshop

Our second virtual DEI training of the year is finally here! On Monday, December 5th from 2:00-4:30 PM AKST, learn more about the important topic of anti-racism and hold important discussions around whiteness in our Anti-Racism and Whiteness Workshop.
Registration is open now on our Eventbrite page:

Microaggressions Workshop

Exploring the impact of everyday slights and insults from microaggressions in the workplace and classroom.

Questions About Event?

Contact our Social Justice Coordinator,

Fiona Schaeffer at

Community Conversation

Community Conversation: Race, Land, and Culture

Date: October 26th, 2022

Time: 12:00-1:30 PM AKST

This community conversation, developed by the Alaska Humanities Forum, discusses how our race and culture shape our relationship to the land and the decisions we make about it.

Questions About Event?

Contact our Lead Social Justice Coordinator,

Ian Murakami at

Program Offerings

Training Workshops

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.

Story Circles

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.

Econ Equity

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.


Our Facilitators

Idella Glenn

Idella Glenn

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.


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