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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. 


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.

Racial Justice 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.

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

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2022 Challenge | 2021 Challenge | 2020 Challenge


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.


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.



YWCA USA Resources


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!