YWCA Central Alabama commits, communicates, educates, and advocates every day to further our mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
The YWe Talk Orange Chair Series provides a platform of exchange to discuss important topics and issues facing women and people of color. We take a seat in the chair next to influential and motivational speakers who inform the community as we amplify voices that are often unheard.
YWe Talk Spotlights
Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and African American/Black women have a few things to talk about, namely solidarity. During the Black Lives Matter and Stop AAPI Hate movements, America saw women gather around each other to uplift their unique communities and fight to end horrid hate, bigotry, and violence. Critics, however, think Black women and AAPI women could have taken a stronger stand for each other. After all, gender-based violence, glass ceilings, and pay inequity transcend race and ethnicity. We’ll explore Asian-Black solidarity juxtaposed against inter-minority racism and tensions as we hear from women of color who stand together at the intersection of gender and race. This is YWe Talk!
FREE, 12-1:30 p.m. (CST)
Registration is Required for this Virtual Discussion (Zoom) »
Look here for mission-related topics that we'll post soon. Topics are subject to change.
May 21, 2021
April 23, 2021
February 12, 2021
YWCA Central Alabama's first YWe Talk Orange Chair Series launched with the YW's CEO Dr. LaRhonda Magras engaging in conversation with Jamira Burley, activist and millennial youth whisperer. The virtual discussion examined the impact of eventful 2020, looked ahead at 2021 and delved into how acting locally can effect change nationally. Watch on Demand »