Racial Justice Initiatives

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Eliminating racism is a core element of YWCA’s mission. To help realize this part of our mission, YWCA NWI promotes dignity and inclusion; raises awareness about the negative impacts of all forms of racism, bigotry, and hate; engages with governmental and community organizations to make positive change; and offers and participates in mission-focused programs that strengthen our community.

By engaging with governmental and community organizations and participating in mission-focused programs, the YWCA plays an active role in strengthening our community. In addition, each January, we hold an event on a current racial justice challenge to honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and each April, we participate in the signature campaign of YWCA USA, Stand Against Racism, to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities.