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.

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.

Advocacy

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.

Partnerships

To continue collaborations that support racial justice and gender equity.

 

Our Facilitators

Melissa Shaginoff

Melissa Shaginoff

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.

 

Thank You to Our Sponsors