This year’s courageous conversation will include an interactive conversation based upon the book So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. The discussion will be facilitated by Liz Moore from the Peace & Justice Action League and Ginger Ewing with Terrain.
Ijeoma Oluo’s acclaimed book So You Want To Talk About Race provides a user friendly examination of race in America and provides a tool to help us frame our discussion and provide tangible guidance on how to approach these sometimes hard conversations with empathy, understanding and skill.
“My commitment to leading conversations around race is grounded in my core belief that everyday people can accomplish extraordinary things together and in social justice values of listening and being guided by the voices, analysis, vision, and leadership of those most directly impacted by systems of oppression,” says Liz Moore. “I know that interpersonal, institutional, and systemic racism robs people of color of life and freedoms and also robs the world of so many gifts and possibilities. We all have a mutual interest in ending this inhuman system and ideology, even though we don’t have equal danger at stake.”
This event is free, open to the public, and youth friendly. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required as space is limited. Special thanks to Providence for their support of YWCA Spokane’s Stand Against Racism event.
About Stand Against Racism
Over 250,000 people across the country take a Stand Against Racism each year as a part of YWCA’s national movement.
YWCA Spokane contributes to this critical national movement by hosting a public event every April that engages in open and honest dialogue to confront stereotypes and bias as a community. Each courageous conversation held around the nation provides an opportunity to broaden perspectives, learn new tools, and connect with a diverse community of citizens passionate about eliminating racism in our community.
Learn more about Stand Against Racism and other ways to join our racial and social justice work here.