Please join educator, Danielle Perez, virtually with any child in your life, Thursdays at noon on our Facebook page as we read stories live and share potential activities to do together.
ALSO: We are excited to say that the live storytime will continue! Please share this information with your family and friends who may have missed the stories! As a reminder, the stories are available to watch again on our Facebook page, under our “videos” tab.
The Dorothy Height Book Club will meet at YWCA Lancaster on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
This session is set for March 19 at 6:00 p.m. and we will be discussing:
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
This is a 2018 non-fiction book written by Robin DiAngelo
A book on challenging racism by working against and understanding what the author terms “white fragility.” With a forward by Michael Eric Dyson, he writes “White Fragility is a vital, necessary and beautiful book, a bracing call to white folk everywhere to see their whiteness for what it is and to seize the opportunity to make things better now. Robin DeAngelo kicks all the crutches to the side and demands that white folk finally mature and face the world they’ve made while seeking to help remake it for those that have neither their privilege nor their protection.”
** Don’t have a copy of White Fragility? YWCA Lancaster has copies of the book available at our front desk for no charge while supplies last. Stop by the building on Lime Street to get your copy.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR KINDERGARTEN WRAP REGISTRATION HELD AT YWCA Lancaster
Registration at YWCA Lancaster, 110 North Lime Street, Lancaster PA 17602:
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
All fees are due upon registration to complete your enrollment. Please download and complete enrollment packet to speed up enrollment process.
Preferred payment method is credit card. This is also the quickest. However, we also except cash and check payments.
Packets are available on our website:
In the event of a school closure due to inclement weather, we will hold a make-up registration night on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the YWCA Lancaster, 110 North Lime Street.
If you are unable to make the designated registration nights, you may call into the YWCA Lancaster at the numbers below after March 11, 2020 to make an appointment to register.
Contact for Penn Manor School District:
Director of School Age Development
Site Coordinator of School Age Development
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.
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
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