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Lunch and Learn

RACIAL EQUITY IN EDUCATION

YWCA Lancaster “Lunch and Learn” events in 2020 will feature community dialogues on vital issues. Our first event is set for Friday, February 7 with our topic being: Racial Equity in Education

Our 2 special guests are:

  • Dr. Damaris Rau, Superintendent, School District of Lancaster
  • Blanding P. Watson, President, NAACP Lancaster

The event is co-sponsored by NAACP Lancaster and YWCA Lancaster and takes place on  Friday February 7, 2020, at YWCA Lancaster, 110 N. Lime St., Lancaster, Pa. There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested and pizza/salad lunch will be provided.

Dr. Damaris Rau
Blanding P. Watson

EVENT SCHEDULE:

11:30 – Networking and Pizza

12-1 p.m. – Program

 

 

This event has sold out and registration has closed.

Racial Equity Institute

The Racial Equity Institute, Level 1, workshop (REI-1) is an intensive 2.5-day workshop representing YWCA Lancaster’s core social justice training program.

This workshop gives participants a common understanding of racism and related concepts, including but not limited to, bias, white privilege, internalized racism, and structural racism.

REI-1 is a foundation for working toward dismantling the institutional and systemic racism that is present in our lives, and in the institutions and organizations of which we are all a part.

Participants leave the Racial Equity Institute experience equipped with a better understanding of the separate work, experiences, and responsibilities of People of Color and White People. Workshop enrollees are introduced to a fundamental anti-racist, multi-cultural model which can lead to a tangible plan of action for themselves and/or their team.

Workshop participants learn through multiple modalities, including journaling, workbooks, exercises and toolkits. These tools can be used to study, question, and better understand the history, context, and impact of racism on individuals and society. For more details, or to ask questions, please contact David Nice, Project Manager, Social Justice, at dnice@ywcalancaster.org.

Racial Equity Institute

Register now for Racial Equity Institute Part I coming up July 13 - 17, 2020 at YWCA Lancaster, 110 N. Lime St.
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Virtual Race Against Racism

YWCA Lancaster announced that the longest consecutive-running Race Against Racism in the United States will transition to a Virtual Race this year due to recommendation guidelines from CDC health and government officials and to prioritize the health and safety of everyone involved.

The #VirtualRace is on…now through April 25th.

All registration fees are non-refundable.

The Kids’ Fun Run is a dash for kids through age 12 and starts after the race at approximately 10:30 a.m. All kids will receive a participation ribbon. Registration fee: $5.00

 

 

Racial Equity Institute

The Racial Equity Institute, Level 1, workshop (REI-1) is an intensive 2.5-day workshop representing YWCA Lancaster’s core social justice training program.

This workshop gives participants a common understanding of racism and related concepts, including but not limited to, bias, white privilege, internalized racism, and structural racism.

REI-1 is a foundation for working toward dismantling the institutional and systemic racism that is present in our lives, and in the institutions and organizations of which we are all a part.

Participants leave the Racial Equity Institute experience equipped with a better understanding of the separate work, experiences, and responsibilities of People of Color and White People. Workshop enrollees are introduced to a fundamental anti-racist, multi-cultural model which can lead to a tangible plan of action for themselves and/or their team.

Workshop participants learn through multiple modalities, including journaling, workbooks, exercises and toolkits. These tools can be used to study, question, and better understand the history, context, and impact of racism on individuals and society. For more details, or to ask questions, please contact David Nice, Project Manager, Social Justice, at dnice@ywcalancaster.org.

Racial Equity Institute

Register now for Racial Equity Institute Part I coming up July 13 - 17, 2020 at YWCA Lancaster, 110 N. Lime St.
  • Price: $0.00 Quantity:
  • This is a "pay what you can" event. Please enter the price you are able to pay for this training. Regular price for the seminar typically is $500.
  • If different than above, please let us know the names of the people attending
  • If you have a coupon code - enter it here.
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Open House – Extraordinary Give

Stop by our Open House as we showcase the programs and services we offer and talk about our vision for the future! Have a brief tour of our beautiful facility right at the corner of Lime and Orange Streets.

We will share light refreshments and an opportunity to support the work we do across the Lancaster county community.

Share this invitation! Drop by and tell us your ‘YWCA story’. Join us in our mission to eliminate discrimination and empower women. Your dollars make a difference.

Racial Justice Institute

The Racial Justice Institute (RJI), comprised of level one (I) and level two (II), is one of the YWCA Lancaster’s core programs coming out of the social justice department. It is an intensive three-day session and we are excited to offer it to you on September 11 – 13!

To register, fill out the form below and choose your registration level:

ADVOCATE $450:

Subsidized registration for students and/or those with fixed incomes.

SUSTAINER $650:

Actual cost needed to break even for hosting an Institute.

SUPPORTER $900:

Makes it possible to offer scholarships for others to attend.

If you have any technical problems, please call Bob Herbert at (717) 869-5011 or via email at bherbert@ywcalancaster.org

Racial Equity Institute

Register now for Racial Equity Institute Part I coming up July 13 - 17, 2020 at YWCA Lancaster, 110 N. Lime St.
  • Price: $0.00 Quantity:
  • This is a "pay what you can" event. Please enter the price you are able to pay for this training. Regular price for the seminar typically is $500.
  • If different than above, please let us know the names of the people attending
  • If you have a coupon code - enter it here.
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Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night, is a survivor centered event that focuses on uplifting and supporting those who’s lives have been impacted by sexual violence. This year’s event, to be held at YWCA Lancaster and will feature Jennifer Storm, PA Victim Advocate and survivor.

The event will also feature a survivor speak-out. Survivors of sexual violence are invited to share their stories, how they healed, and how they’ve moved forward.

 

Not Alone: Uniting Stories of Survivors

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness month, YWCA Lancaster in collaboration with LANCASTER STORY SLAM hosts a night of storytelling and spoken word sharing survivors’ stories of sexual violence.

This event takes place at ZOETROPOLIS, 112 North Water Street

April 9, 7 – 9 p.m.

This is a pay as you can event. Suggested price is $10 – $20 per person.

Not Alone: Uniting Stories of Survivors

In collaboration with LANCASTER STORY SLAM We are hosting a night of storytelling and spoken word sharing survivors’ stories of sexual violence.
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Racial Justice Institute,
Part II

Please note:  Attending Racial Justice Part I, or something similar, is a required prerequisite for attendance.

YWCA Lancaster and the Lancaster Theological Seminary are partnering to bring you “Racial Justice Institute Part II.”

Building on YWCA Lancaster’s annual Racial Justice Institute Part I, we now announce Part II, in partnership with the Lancaster Theological Seminary.  This three-day workshop takes place Wednesday, July 18, through Friday, July 20, at Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster. The institute is an intensive three-day (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily) workshop that gives participants a common understanding of racism, and a foundation for beginning to dismantle the institutional and systemic racism that pervades the institutions and organizations in our lives.

Participants will be equipped with a better understanding of the separate experiences, work, and responsibilities of People of Color or White People. They will be introduced to a fundamental anti-racist, multi-cultural, organizational/institutional analysis model and leave the institute with a tangible plan of action for themselves and/or their “change team.”

Continental breakfast, refreshments, snacks, and lunch will be provided as participants work through journals, workbooks, and toolkits that they can use to study, question, and better understand the history, context, and impact of racism on individuals and society.

The Racial Justice Institute is led by cultural bridges to justice, a national consortium of highly effective trainers. jona olsson and Achebe Betty Powell have delivered the Institute to the Lancaster community for more than 20 years. http://www.culturalbridgestojustice.org/programs/racism/racial-justice-institute/

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Trauma Process Yoga Group

An open level, trauma-informed vinyasa yoga class appropriate for every body led by Katie Sina, co-facilitator/yoga instructor.

Following class there will be an optional 15 minute information session led by Wendy Gaunt discussing the benefits of yoga and movement as a tool in the process of healing trauma, honoring the brain/body connection, and the unique ways a Trauma Process Yoga Group differs from trauma-informed yoga.

Accessible/Adaptable for Every Body. Bring your own mat. Registration is required, please contact Wendy Gaunt at wgaunt@ywcalancaster.org or 717.621.2397 to confirm participation.

The series takes place on Mondays from January 14 – April 1st.