Racism is a deeply rooted disease that still lingers in our society. As part of our mission to eliminate racism, we have identified ways to work toward healing discriminating mindsets in our region and in the next generation. We implement an anti-bias curriculum in our Children’s Center and Tech Gyrls afterschool program to help the youth we serve celebrate their own uniqueness and develop into individuals who are loving, kind, and accepting of the differences in others.
For 23 years, we have reached thousands of youth during an international Week Without Violence campaign where school-aged children pledge to use non-violent alternatives to conflict. For an entire week every October, we partner with organizations and schools around the region to increase community awareness of resources available that help prevent violent behavior.
We are growing our Regional Racial Justice Resource Database to be a one-stop shop where community members can find information about any and all organizations, calendar of events, membership groups, and resources that help promote racial justice in our region.
YWCA Northeast TN and Southwest VA retains the right to deny the submission of any events or activities on this calendar that do not advance the organization’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. YWCA NETN/SWVA is a non-partisan 501(c)3 organization and does not endorse or support any candidate for public office. No politically partisan events will be approved for submission on this calendar.