YWCA Speaks Out Through Events
Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis - Stand Against Racism 2021 Forum
Public health is, and always has been, central to racial justice work. Structural racism plays a large role in determining the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age. These factors affect people’s access to quality housing, education, food, transportation, political power, and other social determinants of health. Understanding and addressing systemic racism from this public health perspective is crucial to eliminating racial and ethnic inequities, and to improving opportunity and well-being across communities.
Join YWCA Central Carolinas as we explore the weathering effect that racism has on public health, especially for children and youth, with local public health and mental health experts. Panelists will be: Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown, SVP & chief community health & wellness officer at Novant Health, Dr. Raynard Washington, deputy public health director for Mecklenburg County, and Calvin Fox, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist at Perry Counseling.
Register for YWCA’s Stand Against Racism 2021 Forum
Next Book Club
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YWCA's We Believe Event
YWCA’s annual We Believe event is our single biggest fundraiser each year, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to support all of YWCA’s programs, including transitional housing programs for women and children facing homelessness, out-of-school literacy programs for children in low-income households, and racial justice programs that educate and mobilize our community.
In 2021, we offered an all-virtual live event, open to the general public. Watch our entire We Believe 2021 program below.