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IN THIS ISSUE: Upcoming Lunch & Learn Webinar, Racial Justice Book Discussion, and more. Please sign up for our upcoming Racial Justice Programs today.
The Lunch & Learn Webinars focus on health equity and the disparities that exist for people of color and marginalized populations, and they provide the community with information and resources to help.Thank you to our partners Healthy Lucas County and Fostering Healthy Communities,

The YWCA Racial Justice Department was awarded funding from Fostering Healthy Communities, a collaboration among Mercy Health, ProMedica, and the University of Toledo Medical Center.  These free Lunch & Learns are a core part of the Community Health iIprovement Plan (CHIP).

**To get a snapshot of the health of Lucas County residents of all ages, Healthy Lucas County is conducting a survey. If you’re mailed a survey, please complete it! Learn how responses will help improve our community’s health: #HLCsurvey
This book was also adapted as a PBS Documentary. View the trailer here.
Implicit Bias
This two-hour training introduces the basics of understanding bias:
  • Realizing that all humans possess implicit biases
  • Recognizing how our unconscious, unintentional biases can harm others 
  • Learning how implicit bias can lead to discrimination, institutional racism, and systemic racism
  • Exploring strategies to recognize our own implicit biases and prevent manifesting bias in our personal and professional lives
Racial Justice 101
This two-hour training introduces the basics of understanding racism.
  • Understanding the four forms of racism
  • Learning how systemic racism affects racialized groups in all aspects of life including education, health, employment, housing, and environment
  • Exploring strategies to practice anti-racism and allyship
How to Talk to Children About Race
This one-hour training provides adults with tools to help children understand racism and inequity.
  • Learn how children understand differences at a very young age
  • Explore age-appropriate ways to talk about and teach empathy and racial equity
  • Learn about the consequences of not talking to children about race
If you are interested in training for your organization, please contact the Racial Justice Director about training options at:
Dialogue to Change is a community enrichment program that seeks to create communal programming that efficiently advocates, while simultaneously championing and supporting Whole-Community empowerment and change. Dialogue to Change employs “face-to-face” facilitated conversation between members of two or more social identity groups, in an effort to positively inform, and wholeheartedly impact all groups about amicable cultural etiquette. With a focus on racial communicative etiquette, Dialogue groups give the participants a brave space and freedom to discuss race and cultural differences, and to shed light on their own implicit biases

Dialogue to Change aims to create opportunities for people to come together to listen respectfully to one another, look at different sides of an issue, explore common concerns, come up with practical ways to address racism, and take action.



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