Change starts with where you are, within your own community.
We invite you to attend WHERE WE LIVE: The Weaponization of Language – Decoding the Language of Racism.
Language is a powerful vehicle of communication, this Where We Live conversation will include experts in race relations and linguistics unpacking numerous ways that language has been used to create prejudice, discrimination and antagonism against people of a different race or ethnicity. Participants will be offered solutions for ways language can be used to heal.
Please submit your questions ahead of time to email@example.com, so we can shape the discussion and make sure to touch on the most important issues to the community.
This virtual event will be hosted via Zoom webinar as well as streamed to Facebook Live. We will also make the recordings available on social media and our website upon the event’s conclusion.
The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. In support of this mission and these goals, the YWCA offers programs and services to meet critical needs, promote self-sufficiency, eliminate racism and violence, and achieve equal opportunities for all people. We endeavor to create a safe space for the community to congregate and engage in conversations and connections that compel change for the entire community one member at a time.
For the past 21 years, The Privilege Institute (TPI) / White Privilege Conference (WPC) has examined challenging concepts of privilege and oppression and offers solutions and team building strategies to work towards a more equitable world.The WPC provides an opportunity for participants to discuss how white privilege, white supremacy, and oppression affects daily life while giving strategies for addressing issues of privilege and oppression and advancing social and economic justice strategy in addressing issues of inequality. For more information on TPI, visit their web site at https://www.theprivilegeinstitute.com/.
To all of our Black community members, we stand with you and with all who stand against anti-Black sentiments, racism, racial profiling, police brutality, and injustice.
Melissa Borowicz is the CEO and an Owner of The Utech Group. With over 16 years of experience working with organizations across the United States and Canada, Melissa is an expert at defining corporate culture and helping organizations maximize and align their teams and people.
- Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Process Mastery certification from Hammer Company
- Certified Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming
- Certified user of DISC
- Certified ECHO Listening Profile practitioner
Andrea Huggenvik is the Social Justice Programs Specialist at the YWCA. She is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (an internationally renowned assessment instrument that assesses a person’s mindset related to culture.) She has formal training in psychology and student development. She has worked in student affairs at schools across the United States in coaching and student development roles. After ten years, she left student affairs to take on a role in workforce development providing customized training and consultation to businesses across northern Wisconsin. Her approach to diversity and inclusion work combines these skills to create effective, science-backed, developmental trainings that work for businesses and organizations.
Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.
Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. has pursued and achieved success in academia, business, diversity, leadership and community service. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC to provide comprehensive diversity, privilege and leadership trainings and workshops. Unpacking numerous ways that language has been used to create prejudice, discrimination and antagonism against people of a different race or ethnicity.