Events

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin hosts overwhelmingly popular and distinctive events, as well as more intimate community gatherings.  Event sponsorship support and presenting partnerships are always welcome and provide remarkable public profile opportunities. Take a look at our list of signature and community focused events.

Signature Events

Education and Advocacy Events

Sep
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Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action©
Sep 22 @ 1:30 pm – Oct 27 @ 4:30 pm
Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action© @ Join us virtually on Zoom!

About Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action© Virtual Six-Part Series

Eliminating racism is an ongoing process that involves a willingness to learn about, and begin, undoing, the adverse impact of racism on individuals, organizations, and communities.

Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action©, our six-part education series affords participants the opportunity to learn about the impact, history, manifestations, whiteness, and addressing racism in one’s sphere of influence.

Our courses are predominantly white people. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) are welcomed and wanted. All participants are encouraged to reflect upon and share their lived experiences on race and racism. Often this topic assumes BIPOC’s will teach on this topic. That is not the case here. That is the role of the facilitators.  We invite people to collaborate with classmates on their next steps in addressing issues in their neighborhoods, workplaces, and community.

This six-part workshop series examines the history and impact of racism and what participants can do about it.

Fall 2020 Schedule and Topics

Join us on Zoom! Tuesday’s from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

September 22          The Impact of Racism

September 29          The Roots of Racism

October 6                 Manifestations of Racism

October 13               Understanding Whiteness

October 27               Your Role in Addressing Racism

November 10           Taking Action Against Racism

 

REGISTER HERE

Sep
23
Wed
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Conversations on Race
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

About Conversations on Race Fall 2020 Virtual Six-Part Series

Eliminating racism is an ongoing process that involves a willingness to learn about, and begin, undoing, the adverse impact of racism on individuals, organizations, and communities.

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, all of us are considering what we can do to change systemic racism.  This five-part series will help you discuss and break down racial bias. This is an opportunity to learn about the history and impact of racism and what you can do about it.  

Our courses are predominantly white people. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) are welcomed and wanted. All participants are encouraged to reflect upon and share their lived experiences on race and racism. Often this topic assumes BIPOC’s will teach on this topic. That is not the case here. That is the role of the facilitators.

Each two-hour session will allow time for content review (video clips, reflection questions) along with listening pairs, breakout rooms and full group discussions. 

Fall 2020 Schedule and Topics

Join us on Zoom!  Wednesday’s from 10:00 a.m. – Noon.

September 23       Racial Implicit Bias

September 30       History/Roots of Racism

October 7              Manifestations of Racism

October 14            On Whiteness

October 21            Addressing Race and Racism Daily

October 28            Wrap up

In order to address racism, in all the places where we witness its oppressive power, we need people who understand it, can address it and challenge it. 

We will end racism when more people, particularly white people, understand the importance of taking action to intervene and change racialized outcomes impacting people of color in work, personal and structural settings.  

 

REGISTER HERE

Sep
29
Tue
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Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action©
Sep 29 @ 1:30 pm – Nov 3 @ 3:30 pm
Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action© @ Join us virtually on Zoom!

About Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action© Virtual Six-Part Series

Eliminating racism is an ongoing process that involves a willingness to learn about, and begin, undoing, the adverse impact of racism on individuals, organizations, and communities.

Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action©, our six-part education series affords participants the opportunity to learn about the impact, history, manifestations, whiteness, and addressing racism in one’s sphere of influence.

Our courses are predominantly white people. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) are welcomed and wanted. All participants are encouraged to reflect upon and share their lived experiences on race and racism. Often this topic assumes BIPOC’s will teach on this topic. That is not the case here. That is the role of the facilitators.  We invite people to collaborate with classmates on their next steps in addressing issues in their neighborhoods, workplaces, and community.

This six-part workshop series examines the history and impact of racism and what participants can do about it.

Fall 2020 Schedule and Topics

Join us on Zoom! Tuesday’s from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

September 22          The Impact of Racism

September 29          The Roots of Racism

October 6                 Manifestations of Racism

October 13               Understanding Whiteness

October 27               Your Role in Addressing Racism

November 10           Taking Action Against Racism

 

REGISTER HERE

Sep
30
Wed
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Conversations on Race
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

About Conversations on Race Fall 2020 Virtual Six-Part Series

Eliminating racism is an ongoing process that involves a willingness to learn about, and begin, undoing, the adverse impact of racism on individuals, organizations, and communities.

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, all of us are considering what we can do to change systemic racism.  This five-part series will help you discuss and break down racial bias. This is an opportunity to learn about the history and impact of racism and what you can do about it.  

Our courses are predominantly white people. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) are welcomed and wanted. All participants are encouraged to reflect upon and share their lived experiences on race and racism. Often this topic assumes BIPOC’s will teach on this topic. That is not the case here. That is the role of the facilitators.

Each two-hour session will allow time for content review (video clips, reflection questions) along with listening pairs, breakout rooms and full group discussions. 

Fall 2020 Schedule and Topics

Join us on Zoom!  Wednesday’s from 10:00 a.m. – Noon.

September 23       Racial Implicit Bias

September 30       History/Roots of Racism

October 7              Manifestations of Racism

October 14            On Whiteness

October 21            Addressing Race and Racism Daily

October 28            Wrap up

In order to address racism, in all the places where we witness its oppressive power, we need people who understand it, can address it and challenge it. 

We will end racism when more people, particularly white people, understand the importance of taking action to intervene and change racialized outcomes impacting people of color in work, personal and structural settings.  

 

REGISTER HERE

Oct
6
Tue
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Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action©
Oct 6 @ 1:30 pm – Nov 10 @ 3:30 pm
Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action© @ Join us virtually on Zoom!

About Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action© Virtual Six-Part Series

Eliminating racism is an ongoing process that involves a willingness to learn about, and begin, undoing, the adverse impact of racism on individuals, organizations, and communities.

Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action©, our six-part education series affords participants the opportunity to learn about the impact, history, manifestations, whiteness, and addressing racism in one’s sphere of influence.

Our courses are predominantly white people. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) are welcomed and wanted. All participants are encouraged to reflect upon and share their lived experiences on race and racism. Often this topic assumes BIPOC’s will teach on this topic. That is not the case here. That is the role of the facilitators.  We invite people to collaborate with classmates on their next steps in addressing issues in their neighborhoods, workplaces, and community.

This six-part workshop series examines the history and impact of racism and what participants can do about it.

Fall 2020 Schedule and Topics

Join us on Zoom! Tuesday’s from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

September 22          The Impact of Racism

September 29          The Roots of Racism

October 6                 Manifestations of Racism

October 13               Understanding Whiteness

October 27               Your Role in Addressing Racism

November 10           Taking Action Against Racism

 

REGISTER HERE

Oct
7
Wed
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Conversations on Race
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

About Conversations on Race Fall 2020 Virtual Six-Part Series

Eliminating racism is an ongoing process that involves a willingness to learn about, and begin, undoing, the adverse impact of racism on individuals, organizations, and communities.

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, all of us are considering what we can do to change systemic racism.  This five-part series will help you discuss and break down racial bias. This is an opportunity to learn about the history and impact of racism and what you can do about it.  

Our courses are predominantly white people. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) are welcomed and wanted. All participants are encouraged to reflect upon and share their lived experiences on race and racism. Often this topic assumes BIPOC’s will teach on this topic. That is not the case here. That is the role of the facilitators.

Each two-hour session will allow time for content review (video clips, reflection questions) along with listening pairs, breakout rooms and full group discussions. 

Fall 2020 Schedule and Topics

Join us on Zoom!  Wednesday’s from 10:00 a.m. – Noon.

September 23       Racial Implicit Bias

September 30       History/Roots of Racism

October 7              Manifestations of Racism

October 14            On Whiteness

October 21            Addressing Race and Racism Daily

October 28            Wrap up

In order to address racism, in all the places where we witness its oppressive power, we need people who understand it, can address it and challenge it. 

We will end racism when more people, particularly white people, understand the importance of taking action to intervene and change racialized outcomes impacting people of color in work, personal and structural settings.  

 

REGISTER HERE

Oct
13
Tue
MORE
Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action©
Oct 13 @ 1:30 pm – Nov 17 @ 3:30 pm
Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action© @ Join us virtually on Zoom!

About Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action© Virtual Six-Part Series

Eliminating racism is an ongoing process that involves a willingness to learn about, and begin, undoing, the adverse impact of racism on individuals, organizations, and communities.

Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action©, our six-part education series affords participants the opportunity to learn about the impact, history, manifestations, whiteness, and addressing racism in one’s sphere of influence.

Our courses are predominantly white people. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) are welcomed and wanted. All participants are encouraged to reflect upon and share their lived experiences on race and racism. Often this topic assumes BIPOC’s will teach on this topic. That is not the case here. That is the role of the facilitators.  We invite people to collaborate with classmates on their next steps in addressing issues in their neighborhoods, workplaces, and community.

This six-part workshop series examines the history and impact of racism and what participants can do about it.

Fall 2020 Schedule and Topics

Join us on Zoom! Tuesday’s from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

September 22          The Impact of Racism

September 29          The Roots of Racism

October 6                 Manifestations of Racism

October 13               Understanding Whiteness

October 27               Your Role in Addressing Racism

November 10           Taking Action Against Racism

 

REGISTER HERE

Oct
14
Wed
MORE
Conversations on Race
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

About Conversations on Race Fall 2020 Virtual Six-Part Series

Eliminating racism is an ongoing process that involves a willingness to learn about, and begin, undoing, the adverse impact of racism on individuals, organizations, and communities.

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, all of us are considering what we can do to change systemic racism.  This five-part series will help you discuss and break down racial bias. This is an opportunity to learn about the history and impact of racism and what you can do about it.  

Our courses are predominantly white people. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) are welcomed and wanted. All participants are encouraged to reflect upon and share their lived experiences on race and racism. Often this topic assumes BIPOC’s will teach on this topic. That is not the case here. That is the role of the facilitators.

Each two-hour session will allow time for content review (video clips, reflection questions) along with listening pairs, breakout rooms and full group discussions. 

Fall 2020 Schedule and Topics

Join us on Zoom!  Wednesday’s from 10:00 a.m. – Noon.

September 23       Racial Implicit Bias

September 30       History/Roots of Racism

October 7              Manifestations of Racism

October 14            On Whiteness

October 21            Addressing Race and Racism Daily

October 28            Wrap up

In order to address racism, in all the places where we witness its oppressive power, we need people who understand it, can address it and challenge it. 

We will end racism when more people, particularly white people, understand the importance of taking action to intervene and change racialized outcomes impacting people of color in work, personal and structural settings.  

 

REGISTER HERE

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Circle of Women: Face of the Future Virtual Tour
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We Miss You!

Last April, when we gathered for Circle of Women: Face of the Future virtually, we thought we’d capstone the 25th anniversary celebration with an in-person event this fall.  Well that’s not working out…so…here’s our solution…virtual road trip!!!

Please be our guest – October 14th at 6:30pm for the Circle of Women: Face of the Future Tour!

In just an hour’s time, you will catch up on what’s happening at YWCA SEW and how we are having a growing impact in Southeast Wisconsin.  With a hat tip to our co-chairs Deborah Allen DBA and Gary Hollander PhD, we’ll tour the region, highlighting strong women in our community who are leading change as the Face of the Future. Not only are these women making waves now, they are paving the way for young leaders to follow in their footsteps.
Your tour guides – our Circle of Women Leadership Team: Libby Castro, Jasmine Johnson, Marquita Hicks, and Melissa Ugland.
You won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect and learn about all the amazing things happening in your community.
This event is free to attend and will include fun surprises and regional dining opportunities.  Plan to join us and we’ll send you itinerary updates prior to the event on October 14th.
We look forward to seeing you!

 

Special Note:

If  you attended as a sponsored guest or made a contribution at the $150 level and above or purchased a ticket  at $150 for the Spring Circle of Women, please reach out to TrenLan Pounds  to ensure you receive your special road trip package. 

Registration Information

$150 Contribution includes event access & a special road trip package  Register to Attend Here

 

Oct
21
Wed
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Conversations on Race
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

About Conversations on Race Fall 2020 Virtual Six-Part Series

Eliminating racism is an ongoing process that involves a willingness to learn about, and begin, undoing, the adverse impact of racism on individuals, organizations, and communities.

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, all of us are considering what we can do to change systemic racism.  This five-part series will help you discuss and break down racial bias. This is an opportunity to learn about the history and impact of racism and what you can do about it.  

Our courses are predominantly white people. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) are welcomed and wanted. All participants are encouraged to reflect upon and share their lived experiences on race and racism. Often this topic assumes BIPOC’s will teach on this topic. That is not the case here. That is the role of the facilitators.

Each two-hour session will allow time for content review (video clips, reflection questions) along with listening pairs, breakout rooms and full group discussions. 

Fall 2020 Schedule and Topics

Join us on Zoom!  Wednesday’s from 10:00 a.m. – Noon.

September 23       Racial Implicit Bias

September 30       History/Roots of Racism

October 7              Manifestations of Racism

October 14            On Whiteness

October 21            Addressing Race and Racism Daily

October 28            Wrap up

In order to address racism, in all the places where we witness its oppressive power, we need people who understand it, can address it and challenge it. 

We will end racism when more people, particularly white people, understand the importance of taking action to intervene and change racialized outcomes impacting people of color in work, personal and structural settings.  

 

REGISTER HERE