Racial Justice – Journey Towards Becoming
YWCA’s commitment to racial justice and civil rights runs deep. Since the 1800s, we have been a pioneer in standing against all forms of racism and oppression by promoting racial equity and equality.
YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix joins our sisterhood of associations in communities across the country in providing racial justice training, education and professional development, economic empowerment workshops, civic participation training, and so much more to level what has long been an uneven playing field to open doors of opportunity for people of color.
We will continue to do this work until the world sees people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.
Read more about our commitment to our communities below and engage with us as you explore your own commitment to furthering racial equity.
Join the Conversation
YWCA is committed to meeting you where you are as you learn more about systemic and institutional racism and how, together, we can all become racial justice champions. Consider joining one (or all!) of our upcoming events and activities. All of our offerings account for current social distancing practices and policies.
21 Day Challenge – A self-directed journey to explore racial and social equity; to become more mindful, create dedicated space for learning, and to partner with us in eliminating racism and empowering women. Each day we offer a variety of learnings. Community members are welcome to also join our Facebook group to explore their learning with others on this same journey.
Stand Against Racism Pledge – Demonstrate your commitment to dismantling systemic racism and oppression by taking our pledge.
Explore all of our upcoming events and activities here.
Here are some resources that allies and anti-racists can use to learn more about the Black experience in America and our history of institutional and systemic racism.
Treat these issues, systemic and institutional racism and the lasting negative impacts, as the emergency they are – don’t let them fade from view. There are many ways to take action and make a difference in your community. Here are a few of our favorites, which resonate with you?