Dialogue to Action


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.

Faces: Dialogue to Action

We encourage you to join the conversations that spark change.  Check out our current offerings of discussion-based programs below.  Please contact rcotto@ywcade.org for additional information.


Racial Justice Challenge

Monday, January 9, 2023

WHAT IS YWCA’s Racial Justice Challenge? We are excited to announce that YWCA’s Racial Justice Challenge (formerly known as Stand Against Racism) will return for its 5th year on April 17th – May 15th, 2023. The Challenge is part of  the action component of YWCA’s greater, ongoing Until Justice Just Is campaign to increase awareness… Continue Reading Racial Justice Challenge

Transformational Racial Healing Circles

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Transformational Racial Healing Circles (TRHC) are an opportunity to gather and share our personal stories and truths in a brave space. This six-consecutive-week program, empowered by YWCA Delaware and Delaware State University’s Trauma Academy is available online. Each weekly group session, guided by a trained facilitator, aims to see the shared humanity that lives in… Continue Reading Transformational Racial Healing Circles

Watch Now – Critical Race Theory: Myths, Misconceptions and Reality

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

YWCA Delaware’s Racial and Social Justice Program, in partnership with the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice (SDARJ), hosted a virtual town hall on “Critical Race Theory: Myths, Misconceptions, and Reality” this October. View this important conversation now with guest panel speakers: Dr. Ezekial Ette, Professor and Department Chair of Social Work, Delaware State University… Continue Reading Watch Now – Critical Race Theory: Myths, Misconceptions and Reality

The Intersection of Race and Trauma

Watch Now – The Intersection of Race and Trauma – Panel Discussion

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

View YWCA Delaware’s important conversation on the Intersection of Race and Trauma with guest panel speakers: Kim Graham, Coordinator, Trauma Academy, Delaware State University Nikki Harley, Organizational Development Practitioner, Imprint Wellness Dr. Julius Mullen Sr., Chief Clinical Officer, Children and Families First Dr. Varleisha D. Gibbs, Occupational Therapist, VP, Practice Engagement and Capacity Building, AOTA… Continue Reading Watch Now – The Intersection of Race and Trauma – Panel Discussion

White Ally Small Groups

White Ally Small Groups

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Do you want to be a good ally to people of color? Do you want to learn how to have tough conversations with other white individuals who may think racism does not still exist? Join one of our White ally small groups where you can learn these skills and more. These groups will meet monthly… Continue Reading White Ally Small Groups

DTA Conversations About Race

Conversations about Racism

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

This is a dynamic program that moves us from talk to meaningful action. You’ve had conversations about racism before, but this program dives into the real issues and root causes, and evolves into action that directly addresses systemic and institutional racism. Now more than ever, we need to listen to each other, break down the… Continue Reading Conversations about Racism

“Let’s Talk” Panel Series Begins Monday, April 24th

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

YWCA Delaware delivers live Let’s Talk webinars on the last Monday of every month at 7 p.m., covering various topics relevant to our Racial Justice Challenge.  Our upcoming topics are listed below. Check back in soon for an announcement on our guest speakers. Let’s Talk Disability Join us on Monday, April 24th, from 7 – 8 p.m. as… Continue Reading “Let’s Talk” Panel Series Begins Monday, April 24th

Book Study: “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together” by Heather McGhee

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers, Heather McGhee, offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone – not just for people of color. “This is the book I’ve been waiting for.” — IBRAH X. KENDI, #1 New York… Continue Reading Book Study: “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together” by Heather McGhee

Educational Forums and Discussions

YWCA partners with community groups and nonprofits to create inclusive spaces where participants can learn about the history and negative impact of racism and oppression on individual attitudes, behaviors, and the very fabric of society. We help people grow their capacity to foster conversations about racism, and to develop action plans for responding to racism and other forms of oppression. If you missed our current session, please watch this space for future discussion groups.

Please contact Rebecca Cotto at rcotto@ywcade.org  for more information.