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Together, we can build a beloved community. To get there, it will require action from us all.

Every person is responsible for creating real change. Part of that responsibility is to become more aware. Too often, stereotypes, biases, and racial power dynamics are embedded in our reactions to each other, our laws, and in our public policies. Knowledge is power and educating ourselves is critical in our commitment to racial and social justice.

Below, you will find a variety of resources and tools to support you with learning about issues related to race, power, privilege, and equitable leadership. We encourage you to explore these resources individually as well within a group setting. Consider joining our Racial and Social Justice Facebook group, which is a community of people who are interested in sharing resources, having courageous conversations, and learning and growing together. 


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Below you will find a list of resources that are free and available for you to use and share. Thank you for taking time to make education about racial and social justice issues a priority. Your efforts help to create a beloved community,
not just for some but for all.


21-Day STAND AGAINST RACISM Challenge

The Equity Challenge was originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and Debby Irving and has been adapted by many organizations across the country over the last few years.

This year, YWCAs across the country are coming together to engage in a nationwide challenge. As we move in a new direction, the name of our challenge has changed from the 14-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge to the 21-Day Stand Against Racism (SAR) Challenge. Additionally, weekly blogs from our YWCA Spokane Racial & Social Justice Committee will be released with localized content related to the weekly themes released by the national organization.

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YWCA USA RACIAL JUSTICE TRAINING MANUAL


YWCA USA created a Racial Justice Training Manual as a resource for both internal and external racial justice training and development. The training manual is a robust tool and resource that can aid in developing a local strategy for accomplishing signature outcomes. The manual provides foundational steps to increase overall capacity by providing historical context, concepts, guidance, toolkits, and other resources.

RACIAL JUSTICE TRAINING MANUAL


Domestic Violence Education series

We invite the Spokane community to live out YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women by taking our From Survive to Thrive DV education series. The series will focus on facilitating understanding of the complexities of domestic violence, it’s intersections with race and other social identities, and the severity of the collective impact of domestic violence, oppression, and marginalization on our community.

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Cultural Competency Exercises

Consider reviewing these sample exercises that can be explored in group settings in order to foster the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact with people from cultures or belief systems different from one’s own. These tools can be shared with your friends, family, your church, or within a work environment.

Review Exercises


Self Care Is A Revolutionary Act

When we’re expected to take care of others emotionally and physically, taking time, energy, and resources for ourselves can feel shameful. Through this Prevention At Home Series, YWCA Spokane’s staff have joined together to create a unique online engagement opportunity focused on cultivating increased community education and awareness surrounding issues related to intimate partner domestic violence and self-care during the pandemic.

PREVENTION AT HOME


The learning project network

The Learning Project brings healing and justice to our community through education and conversation. Visit their website to learn more, find consulting, and even access episodes of their podcast. Stephaine Courtney, the Executive Director hosts interviews with Spokane community members as well as doulas and experts across the country.

THE LEARNING PROJECT


YWCA USA Resources

BLOG POSTS
INFORMATION SHEETS

Courtesy of YWCA USA, the below information sheets cover topics and terms related to immigration, systemic racism, gender violence, social justice-oriented language, YWCA’S Theory of Change, and much more!