How We Can Grow a Diverse Movement to Address Racism

Recorded on October 25, 2023, 12PM ET

Oxford Languages defines the word “racism” as “discrimination by an individual, community, or institution against a person or people on the basis of their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized.”

Regularly, we witness how racial discrimination is not always conscious or explicit. Instead, racism is woven into the fabric of our country’s systems, from education, employment, housing, and healthcare to the criminal justice system and more. According to YWCA’s YWomenVote 2022 Findings, 66% of Black women are concerned about the rise in white nationalism, and 67% named racial violence as a top concern. The numbers go up for future generations: Gen Z women of color were the most likely of all demographic groups to be worried about racial justice concerns, with 70% indicating they were very or somewhat worried about racial violence.

Systemic and structural racism perpetuate unfair treatment of people of color and are deeply embedded in our laws and systems. In this webinar, we learn from some of the amazing women working to address racism in all its forms in their communities and so you can take your first steps to make a positive change in yours.

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