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These  virtual one hour events begin at noon and are free and open to the public. We encourage you to sign up for the Zoom events through the links below, and we will also be streaming them live on our Facebook page.

Fall 2021: Housing

For this Stand Against Racism series we will be taking a deep dive into housing. We will be holding monthly webinars on the third Wednesday of each month followed by a podcast after-show titled No Wrong Thing. We will also be holding a common read where we will read Evicted by Matthew Desmond and connect through Facebook to discuss the book, ask questions, and reflect on connections with our webinar series as well as what we see in the world around us. The series will culminate in a townhall meeting of community leaders discussing housing challenges and solutions right here in Green Bay, WI titled Where We Live.

Housing Insecurity (watch the recording)

Join our panelists as we discuss the drivers and maintainers of housing insecurity, the ways that poverty and evictions reinforce one another, and the connection between racism and homelessness. This event already happened, use the link to view the recording

Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence (Watch the recording)

Our panelists discuss the challenges of finding stable housing after domestic violence, how financial abuse is often part of violence against women, how race and racism often add to the challenges, and how culturally specific services are helping survivors rebuild.

November 17: Housing Discrimination

In this webinar we will answer the questions: What is housing discrimination? Who is legally protected? What does housing discrimination and landlord abuse look like today? How does immigration status affect housing discrimination? Click the title to register for this event.

No Wrong Thing — Aftershow

This podcast will air on Fridays at noon after each webinar. Our panel of non-experts will discuss thoughts and reactions to each webinar. Many people struggle with having respectful, productive conversations about race and racism. Join us as we approach the topic of housing with humility and sensitivity through each of our own cultural lenses.

DateTopic/Link
9/17/21Housing Insecurity
10/20/21Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Common Read 

This fall, we are reading Evicted by Matthew Desmond together. Join us on Facebook for conversation, questions, and reflection on the book.

In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.

Where We Live Townhall — TBA

Join community leaders as we discuss housing challenges and solutions right here at home.

About

The YWCA Greater Green Bay’s Stand Against Racism series is the foundation for our social justice work. Through this series, we are creating safe spaces for hard conversations that compel change. We are helping build an inclusive, welcoming community through collaboration, education, and discussion. For more information, contact Andrea Huggenvik at ahuggenvik@ywcagreenbay.org.


Previous Event Recordings

Click here to find recordings from previous events.


The 2020/2021 Stand Against Racism, Where We Live, and No Wrong Thing Series are sponsored by:

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Brown County Community Women's Club