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Celebrating Arab American Heritage Month    

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Written by Martha Barry, PhD, Chief Racial Justice Officer, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin The pandemic crisis of COVID-19 leaves us rethinking our personal skills (washing our hands for second seconds, physical distancing, learning to use technology to keep in touch with loved ones) along with maintaining perspectives on our global interconnectedness. We see how Asian Americans… Continue Reading Celebrating Arab American Heritage Month    

International Women’s Day

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Written by John Contreras, Racial Justice Community Engagement Manager International Women’s Day reminds me of how much privilege I have had throughout my life. As a man, I realize that the struggles I see in my everyday life are vastly different from what my peers of other genders experience. It reminds me of a conversation… Continue Reading International Women’s Day

Melt Not Our Experiences

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Written by Dynasty Ceasar, Racial Justice Trainer, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin There’s something undoubtedly powerful about the use of the word “I”. Saying “I” enforces power over what is being said and how a person wants to be viewed. Using it layers every syllable and message conveyed through punctuation thereafter with an incredible amount of responsibility… Continue Reading Melt Not Our Experiences

Narrative is King

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Written by Dynasty Ceasar, Racial Justice Trainer, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin Earlier this week, I found myself on a Lyft ride in the back of Mr. Willie G.’s Jeep Cherokee. Mr. G struck up a conversation about the intricacies of youth and aging, but we quickly transitioned to a discussion on race and racism as we… Continue Reading Narrative is King