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Stand Against Racism
Apr 25 – Apr 28 all-day
Stand Against Racism

Join us for our inaugural 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge. From April 29-May 25, 2019, participants will be prompted daily with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experiences, and more. Participation helps us discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, helps us connect with one another, and helps us identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. Sign up today and follow the conversation using #ABetterWayABetterDAY and #YWCAEquityChallenge.

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Dorothy Height’s Hats: Informal Gallery Meet-Up
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Have you seen the “Dorothy Height’s Hats” exhibit at The Dayton Art Institute yet? Want to learn more about the impact and legacy of Dorothy Height on YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women? Height was a civil rights activist, longtime YWCA leader, and the first person to treat race inequality and gender inequality as one issue. During the 1940s, she was responsible for directing the integration of all YWCAs.

Stop by the exhibit on Thursday, April 25, from 6-8 p.m. for a casual meet-up with YW advocacy staff and committee members to chat about Height’s longtime career with YWCA and the critical role she played in advancing our One Imperative: the elimination of racism, wherever it exists and by any means necessary. Museum admission is on your own. Questions? Contact advocacy@ywcadayton.org.

This meet-up is part of YWCA Dayton’s recognition of YWCA USA’s Stand Against Racism, a national opportunity for communities across the country to unite their voices to educate, advocate, and promote racial justice. Since 1870, YWCA Dayton has been On a Mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, dignity, and freedom for all.

Apr
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21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge
Apr 29 – May 25 all-day
21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge

Join us for our inaugural 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge. From April 29-May 25, 2019, participants will be prompted daily with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experiences, and more. Participation helps us discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, helps us connect with one another, and helps us identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. Sign up today and follow the conversation using #ABetterWayABetterDAY and #YWCAEquityChallenge.

May
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An Evening Discussion on Race Relations
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come and experience the rich, loving, and compassionate diversity of Dayton in this panel discussion on race relations, hosted by NAACP Dayton Unit #3181 and featuring our President and CEO, Shannon Isom, as a panelist. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and advance ticket reservations are required to attend.
Aug
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Y-Dub Discussions: Voting On a Mission
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Y-Dub Discussions: Voting On a Mission @ Dayton Metro Library, Kettering-Moraine Branch

Populations that experience barriers to voting – domestic violence survivors, previously incarcerated individuals, or new U.S. citizens – need civic engagement tools that respect and acknowledge their unique challenges. Inspired by the Ready to Run Conference, join us for a discussion of trauma-informed voter engagement. Whether you’re an individual who wants to encourage neighborhood voter registration or you’re an organization trying to implement flexible policies that promote employee civic engagement, this Y-Dub Discussions will give you actionable ways to make a difference in the Miami Valley. Human resources professionals, managers, and community activists are especially encouraged to attend.

Featuring presenters Steve David, LSW, community engagement manager, The Ohio State University College of Social Work, and Colleen Dempsey, LISW, practice associate, Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

YWCA Dayton is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Previous Y-Dub Discussion topics have included School Board 101, which raised awareness for issues facing local schools, including the effects of trauma within the classroom; Recognizing Childhood Trauma, which explored toxic stress and the effects of lived trauma on our community systems; and YWomen Vote, which unpacked results of YWCA USA’s “What Women Want” report and looked at the political marginalization of women of color. Follow the conversation on social using #YDubDiscussions. Questions? Contact advocacy@ywcadayton.org.

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