Racial & Social Justice
YWCA Delaware does the work of racial and social justice through a variety of programming focused on awakening individuals and communities and helping them to develop the awareness, willingness and tools to drive change in themselves and the institutions we all share.
Antiracist Programming to Eliminate Racism
YWCA Delaware’s Racial & Social Justice program strives to transform communities by changing consciousness, promoting inclusion and solidarity, and cultivating skills in individuals to advocate for justice and inspire a movement.
YWCA Delaware’s Racial & Social Justice program strives to help our communities to develop diversity, equity and inclusion perspectives and practices to break through institutional patterns that lead to injustice.
OTHER RSJ PROGRAMMING
MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH is a spoken word competition for high school students to speak up on issues important to them and creatively share how Dr. King’s legacy guides their response to today’s challenges. The event is held annually in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday. Top prize is $2,000.
YWCA’s Stand Against Racism is an annual, national campaign coordinated in mid-Spring with YWCAs across the country, to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities.
Our resource list of books, articles, movies, documentaries and podcasts will start or deepen your understanding of race, racism, and antiracism in the United States.
As we celebrate the value and virtue of public service today and every day, we invite you to get involved in the broader conversation of creating a more inclusive democracy for all. Consider registering as a Racial and Social Justice Facilitator and lead engaging discussions to promote understanding of racial differences.
Do you look at the world around you and want to make it better but don’t know where to start? Join YWCA’s new group, Your Way 2 Civic Action. Whether you want to learn more about social responsibility, how to get involved in our civil society, or how to advocate for community needs. Sign up now for our YW2CA bi-monthly news today for advocacy education, action alerts, and opportunities to become more civically engaged in your community.