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Mission Impact: Our Collective Future Luncheon
June 4 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT
The Mission Impact: Our Collective Future Luncheon is an experiential & participatory event that will engage you in YWCA mission dialogue. Discover with us what it looks like to build and live in an anti-racist community.
Why is there no Racial Justice Summit in 2019? YWCA is moving away from a once-a-year conference-style Racial Justice Summit because current research shows that one-time trainings or interventions fail to engage individuals in ways that have a lasting impact. YWCA Olympia is committed to promoting racial justice in our community in ways that are responsive to community needs, accessible to a broad population, and spark sustainable change. We feel that we better can align with that commitment through a series of events, rather than a one-day conference.
What is YWCA doing instead? We want to engage the community in an ongoing process of learning and action around how to dismantle racism and other forms of oppression. Through workshops, speakers, arts events, and more, we will explore individual and institutional practices that nurture true inclusion and uproot harm. We believe that our collective movement toward an anti-racist culture in Olympia requires that we lean into an ongoing, lifelong commitment with our whole hearts and minds. YWCA Olympia invites the community to share this commitment through regular opportunities that will increase our individual and collective awareness of race and racism and support our mutual growth. We will be asking the community to join us in this process of shifting learning into practice by participating in YWCA’s Racial Justice Summit Series, which will be launching later this year.
In the meantime, attend our Mission Impact: Our Collective Future Luncheon on June 4. This experiential and participatory event will engage you in YWCA mission dialogue about our shared future. Come discover with us what it looks like to build an anti-racist community.