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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 March 13 - 15, 2020 at YWCA Lancaster, 110 N. Lime St.
  • Price: $500.00 Quantity:
  • If different than above, please let us know the names of the people attending
  • If you have a coupon code - enter it here.
  • $0.00

22nd Running of the Race Against Racism

We are excited to celebrate 22 years running in 2020! This annual 5k run/walk through historic Lancaster is the longest consecutive-running Race Against Racism in the United States, is a staple of our community and is a family-friendly way to take a stand against racism.

Mark your calendars! YWCA Lancaster’s Race Against Racism is Saturday, April 25, 2020. Held rain or shine. The 5K run/walk kicks off at 9 a.m. and starts and ends at Musser Park, located at East Chestnut and North Lime streets in Lancaster.

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

In addition, Humanity Fest runs in conjunction with the Race Against Racism from 7 – 11:30 a.m. in Musser Park. Explore the cultural diversity of our community through food and locally handmade crafts. Multiple food trucks will be on site.

 

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 March 13 - 15, 2020 at YWCA Lancaster, 110 N. Lime St.
  • Price: $500.00 Quantity:
  • If different than above, please let us know the names of the people attending
  • If you have a coupon code - enter it here.
  • $0.00

 

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 March 13 - 15, 2020 at YWCA Lancaster, 110 N. Lime St.
  • Price: $500.00 Quantity:
  • If different than above, please let us know the names of the people attending
  • If you have a coupon code - enter it here.
  • $0.00

Novel Ideas Book Club

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.

The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Great Things by Jodi Piccoult

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trauma Process for Teens

Trauma Process for Teens

When: Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm, June 19th-August 21st

Who: All genders, age 12-17

What: Trauma Process for Teens is a twelve week journey for individuals aged 12-17 who wish to explore trauma’s impact on their lives. Over the course of the group we will engage in discussion and creative activities to gain greater insight into thoughts, feelings, self-image, self-concept, relationships, safety, resiliency, and self-care.

Contact: Susan Hall, shall@ywcalancaster.org 717.869.5024

Trauma Process for Teens

Trauma Process for Teens

When: Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm, June 19th-August 21st

Who: All genders, age 12-17

What: Trauma Process for Teens is a twelve week journey for individuals aged 12-17 who wish to explore trauma’s impact on their lives. Over the course of the group we will engage in discussion and creative activities to gain greater insight into thoughts, feelings, self-image, self-concept, relationships, safety, resiliency, and self-care.

Contact: Susan Hall, shall@ywcalancaster.org 717.869.5024

Trauma Process for Teens

Trauma Process for Teens

When: Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm, June 19th-August 21st

Who: All genders, age 12-17

What: Trauma Process for Teens is a twelve week journey for individuals aged 12-17 who wish to explore trauma’s impact on their lives. Over the course of the group we will engage in discussion and creative activities to gain greater insight into thoughts, feelings, self-image, self-concept, relationships, safety, resiliency, and self-care.

Contact: Susan Hall, shall@ywcalancaster.org 717.869.5024