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Virtual “Let’s Talk” Panel Series
Each Monday of our 21-Day Stand Against Racism Challenge, we’re hosting a webinar discussion on racial equity and social justice topics with panelists from various fields. These virtual discussions are free and open to all.
Upcoming Virtual “Let’s Talk” Panel Discussions
There is no lack of statistical data highlighting the disparities in women’s healthcare and maternal health to cancer rates; it runs the gamut. Our panel will discuss what perpetuates the disparities and ways to address them. We will also be touching on period poverty, genital health, and mental health.
Join us for a conversation on defining a living wage, how a living wage differs from the minimum wage, and why a living wage matters. Guest speakers will discuss the living wage calculator (LWC), Delaware’s movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, how systemic racism is deep-seated in tipping practices, and what’s needed to close the racial and gender equity gap.
• Melanie Ross Levin, Director of the Office of Women’s Advancement and Advocacy (OWAA)
• June Crockett, YWCA Delaware’s Workforce Readiness Program Coordinator/Entrepreneur and Career-Readiness Programs
YWCA Delaware believes every student deserves equitable access to a truthful accounting of our country’s history. The term critical race theory is being used as a dog whistle. Last year, the State of Delaware passed HB189, requiring Black History to be taught in school from grades K through 12. Right now, laws requiring Black History to be taught are essential, and there is no denying that. We believe it’s time to talk about inclusive American History and what that could look like. Join us as we team up with The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice to offer a provocative and informative discussion on how American History is shaped, defined, and taught in today’s world.
• Cliffvon Howell, M.S. – Equity & Diversity Coordinator for Caesar Rodney School District
• Bebe Coker, Coordinator Black Heritage Educational Theater Group
• Closing remarks from Charlotte King, Founder of SDARJ
Monday, April 25, 2022 at 7 p.m. – Let’s Talk Racism & Representation in Film, Media, and Theater
Join us for a panel conversation on both the history and current role film, media, and theater plays in a failure of accurate representation. We internalize much of what we take in just in the physical appearance and perpetuation of bias and stereotypes on an unconscious level. What are the ways we can and have addressed these issues and who can we hold accountable when they continue?
• Akima A. Brown, Founder of Reel Families for Change, Filmmaker, and Community Advocate
• Michael Feely, Executive Editor of DelawareOnline/The News Journal
• David Stradley, Producing Artistic Director of Delaware Shakespeare