Go LIVE for Equity

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WE’RE GOING LIVE

Go LIVE for Equity will continue the dialogue around issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership that we began during YWCA’s 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge. In 2020, we had over 3,500 participants across the country, reached 700 unique ZIP codes, and had over 1,000 members in the 21 Day Challenge Facebook Group.

This 4-week series, beginning May 1st, of virtual panel discussions will be free and open to the community. All are welcome to register, even if you didn’t participate in this year’s challenge. Join us now as we Go LIVE for Equity.

PANDEMIC POINTS TO RACISM AS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS

Friday, May 1st at 10 am

During this panel discussion, you will learn why health disparities are not the result of race, but racism. Factors like unequal access to safe water and housing, toxic stress caused by a lifetime of exposure to racism, and bias in medical care all contribute to worse health outcomes and increased vulnerability to COVID-19.

DEFENDING OUR DEMOCRACY IN A PANDEMIC

Friday, May 8th at 10 am

With pockets of voting suppression present before COVID-19, what areas of voting will be impacted moving forward? During this panel, we examine how COVID-19 might impact the future landscape of voting. We will also talk about what we can do to ensure everyone has access to the vote and the challenges facing a complete and accurate census count.

SEPARATE AND NOT EQUAL: EDUCATION IN THE FACE OF COVID-19

Friday, May 15th at 10 am

The racial disparities in education that are becoming apparent as a result of the pandemic may have a lasting, detrimental effect on our children and school systems. How are school officials working to address these challenges and who will suffer as a result of the digital divide?

CRIMINAL JUSTICE: SENTENCED TO COVID-19

Friday, May 22nd at 10 am

COVID-19 has brought a multitude of rapid changes including using deincarceration as a method to slow the spread of the disease. While the spotlight is shining on the criminal justice system, now is the time to bring awareness, reforms, change, and advocacy around the racial inequities in the criminal justice system.