Stand Against Racism (YWCA Central Maine)
Thursday, April 22, 2021, 12:00pm
Stand Against Racism April 21-23, 2021
YWCA Central Maine is going virtual again for the annual Stand Against Racism event scheduled April 21-23, 2021. This year’s campaign will focus on the myriad of racial justice issues that impact the health and safety of communities of color.
Structural racism plays a large role in determining the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age. These factors affect people’s access to quality housing, education, food, transportation, political power, and other social determinants of health. Understanding and addressing systemic racism from this public health perspective is crucial to eliminating racial and ethnic inequities, and to improving opportunity and well-being across communities.
Our collective efforts can root out injustice, transform institutions, and create a world that sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.
Join Us For Stand Against Racism 2021!
Presentation of Emmy Award-winning film Dawnland followed by a live panel discussion facilitated by Wabanaki REACH.
Film screening from 5:00pm - 6:00pm. Panel discussion from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.
Registration Link for Film Screening: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/150749809739/
12:00pm - 1:00pm Keynote Speaker Wabanaki Public Health & Wellness Director of Programs & External Affairs Lisa Sockabasin
2:00pm - 3:30pm Guided Conversation based upon the book So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
4:00pm - 5:00pm The Bridge to My Own Power *BIPOC ONLY space*
1:00pm - 2:00pm Panel Discussion on Housing as a Social Determinant to Health
Location : online
Recommend to the diocese by our Racial Justice Committee