Join YWCA South Florida on our journey to spreading awareness on how to become Anti-Racist

YWCA South Florida stands with our sisterhood of associations in communities across the country in providing racial justice training, education and professional development, economic empowerment workshops, civic participation training, and so much more to level what has long been an uneven playing field to open doors of opportunity for people of color.

We will continue to do this work until the world sees people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.

Here are ways you can further engage in our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. 


 

BECOME A JUSTICE MOVER

YWCA carries on its century-long tradition of social action and advocacy to advance our mission  – and you are important in our work for change that brings us closer to eliminating racism, empowering women, and ensuring peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Dismantling systemic racism requires long-term commitment and rigorous focus, and YWCA South Florida is committed to addressing this head-on, but it takes sustained giving and action.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Here are some resources that allies and anti-racists can use to learn more about the Black experience in America and our history of institutional and systemic racism.

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TAKE ACTION

Treat these issues, systemic and institutional racism, and the lasting negative impacts, as the emergency they are – don’t let them fade from view. There are many ways to take action and make a difference in your community. Here are a few of our favorites, which resonate with you?

  • Protest peacefully
  • Contact your elected officials to insist on accountability
  • Support efforts to reform police policies on use of force
  • Call for efforts to promote community policing and reform of the justice system
  • Volunteer or donate to nonprofits working to address racial disparities in employment, income, health, education, housing, and incarceration
  • Encourage voting
  • Speak out against racism and injustice
  • Recognize the pain inequality inflicts, and the toll chronic racism takes on communities of color.
  • Listen deeply to people with different backgrounds and life experiences
  • Take care of yourself and create space to grieve and heal