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.
11:30 – Networking and Pizza
12-1 p.m. – Program
This event has sold out and registration has closed.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Novel Ideas: A Mission Book Club. Calling all book lovers and change makers! Join Novel Ideas, YWCA Lancaster’s interactive, insightful book club with a focus on diverse, thought-provoking writers and subjects. Titles include non-fiction, fiction, graphic novels, and memoirs. Most are readily accessible, in various media forms, through our amazing regional libraries. Topics will range from current events and social movements to more personal glimpses of life and female empowerment.
Please help us choose from the following books for our discussion at 5:30p on Tuesday, September 10th.
Sexual Assault Counselor and Educator Danielle Perez will be at the Lancaster Public Library with an information table for Parents/Guardians regarding our Body Safety Story Time and Craft, coming to the Lancaster Public Library April 1, 10, 15 & 24.
TakeBack 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.