Since the Civil Rights movement, Americans have made significant efforts to eliminate racism and empower women. Despite these efforts, devastating inequalities persist, and we as a community are at a significant point in history to create true and lasting change.
Social change is the process by which we align our ways of life with the values of justice, peace, freedom, and dignity for all. It is when each of us, from all parts of society, unite to create a more equitable world, by rebuilding our communities, institutions, and relationships. Social justice exists in a society that is equitable, where all people are safe, and in which all groups participate fully and equally in the shaping our society.
The YWCAs Social Change Program works as a catalyst for social change by providing a theoretical and practical understanding of racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression. The aim of the program is to increase awareness of these issues and equip our community with the knowledge and skills required to help build a more equitable world.
Our interactive workshops are fully tailored to meet your specific needs and cover topics such as:
- racism, oppression, and bias, and how to foster diversity and inclusion
- domestic violence, and its effects on youth, families and workplaces
- cultural competency, and how to increase skills to navigate differences