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The YWCA is committed to providing community education around social justice topics. We will have a variety of programs throughout the year. Please check this page often for new workshops and events. We hope you will join us in our quest to eliminate racism and empower women!

Intercultural Development Inventory

We are very excited to offer the Intercultural Development Inventory to individuals!  We use this tool to help you understand the way you are approaching cultural commonalities and differences.  We then give custom recommendations for growth.  This is a foundational tool that helps individuals and groups jump start their diversity, equity, and inclusion journey.  It is helpful for people who are brand new to DEI work and seasoned pros.  Additionally, the IDI really super charges other DEI work by helping focus efforts on the most helpful next steps for each individual.

Click here to purchase an IDI assessment for an individual!

To inquire about participating in IDI programming for a group, contact ahuggenvik@ywcagreenbay.org

Anti-Racism Summer Intensive for White Educators

This program is to help white educators unpack and understand their own cultural identity, how physical and social structures were built to reflect white identity, and how we can challenge and rebuild those systems in our classrooms.

The curriculum includes engaging with the Intercultural Development Inventory, readings and listenings, individual and group zoom meetings, and private online discussion boards.  We developed this program with summer in mind!  A hefty chunk of the curriculum is podcasts or other auditory delivery to make them beach/garden/road trip/washing dishes compatible.  Most of the group conversation is through online discussion boards so you can squeeze in a little anti-racism education while waiting in the car for a kiddo to finish up piano lessons or in the precious early morning hours before the rest of the house wakes up.

For more information or to jump in, email ahuggenvik@ywcagreenbay.org

Funded in part by a grant from Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Wisconsin Humanities strengthens the roots of community life through educational and cultural programs that inspire civic participation and individual imagination.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Racism and Its Impacts on Health Study Report Out and Discussion

Join the YWCA Greater Green Bay and Brown County Public Health as we report study findings sponsored by the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation Basic Needs grant. This collaborative community health summary explores the impact of race on health and well-being in our community.

These virtual sessions will be offered in multiple languages throughout the day. Please register for your preferred language session.

Hmong (Hmoob): Saturday, April 10th 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Spanish (Espanol): Saturday, April 10th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Print the informational flyer for this event.

Racism and Its Impacts on Health - Report-Out (English)

Racism and Its Impacts on Health - Report-Out (Somali)

Stand Against Racism/Courageous Conversations

The YWCA’s signature campaign, Stand Against Racism Series, is our opportunity to have open and safe conversations about building an inclusive community. Join us as we learn about each other in a warm and welcoming environment. Click on the above link to see the latest scheduled sessions.

Where We Live: Green Bay’s Virtual Town Hall Series

In the summer of 2020 following the murder of George Floyd, the YWCA Greater Green Bay responded with the Where We Live series to discuss the real implications of racism in our community and what we can do right here to eliminate it. You can view the entire video series here.

Implicit Bias Conference

At the YWCA Implicit Bias Conference, we define the issues, provide insight into the historical factors and current realities that must be addressed for service providers to provide equitable opportunities that people of color experience as helpful. The conference will also provide participants practical definitions of implicit bias, racism and prejudice with eye opening examples of how implicit bias is expressing itself in Northeastern Wisconsin. It will extend a robust community conversation about ways we can provide equal service opportunities across the changing demographics of this region. This is only truly possible if service providers and peace officers understand their own beliefs about people different from them and the implicit bias they have which impacts how they engage in their work with people different from them.

2020 Implicit Bias conference

Contact us with questions or for more information.