YWCA to Host Training Workshop on Race and Racism

July 15, 2016

You’ve witnessed the news, posted the hashtags, heard the comments and possibly experienced it for yourself, but when was the last time you and your colleagues talked about racism?

In response to recent events across the country, YWCA Central Alabama will host Face to Face with Race, a workshop designed to empower leaders to start conversations about racism and current events. The event is open to the public and set for Thursday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the YWCA, 309 23rd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203.
 
Leaders from the nonprofit, civic, political, academic, faith-based and corporate worlds will participate in interactive and informative exercises during the gathering with a goal of fostering conversations, responding to questions, building bridges and bridging gaps in the workplace and beyond.
 
 "As the nation mourns the loss of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and five Dallas police officers, it is our hope that leaders will leave this workshop with the tools necessary to support their employees and counterparts by engaging in productive dialogue about race and racism," said Rebecca Harkless, coordinator of social justice programs for the YWCA.
 
Cost for the limited seating gathering is $20, which includes lunch and resources to take away and share. Reservations are required and must be made by July 19. Cash and check payments will be received at the door.
 
For information or to reserve your spot, contact Rebecca Harkless at rharkless@ywcabham.org, 205.322.-9922 ext. 184. 

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