YWCA Northeast Indiana to host June Diversity Dialogue – White Privilege


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News release from the YWCA Northeast Indiana:

YWCA Northeast Indiana to host June Diversity Dialogue – White Privilege

(June 22, 2015) – On Wednesday, June 24th at 12noon, YWCA Northeast Indiana will be hosting its monthly Diversity Dialogue at its 1610 Spy Run Avenue office in Fort Wayne.

“Privilege exists when one group has something of value that is denied to others simply because of the groups they belong to, rather than because of anything they’ve done or failed to do. Access to privilege doesn’t determine one’s outcomes, but it is definitely an asset that makes it more likely that whatever talent, ability, and aspirations a person with privilege has will result in something positive for them.” ~Peggy McIntosh

Join YWCA Northeast Indiana for this month’s Diversity Dialogue as we engage in an interactive conversation on White Privilege. The group discussion will focus on:

  • Overview & brief history of white privilege
  • Examples of white privilege and what it means today
  • We will view a video from Tim Wise
  • Provide resources for further exploration on topic of white privilege

(Tom Wise is an American anti-racism activist and writer. Since 1995, he has given speeches at over 600 college campuses across the U.S. He has trained teachers, corporate employees, non-profit organizations and law enforcement officers in methods for addressing and dismantling White racism in their institutions.)

Come explore this topic with us as the 2015 Diversity Dialogue series continues on Wednesday, June 24th from 12noon to 1:30 pm at YWCA Northeast Indiana’s 1610 Spy Run Avenue office. This and all Diversity Dialogues are free and open to the public. Free parking is available. Guests are invited to bring their lunch. RSVP today to Sue Hiatt at 260.424.4908 or shiatt@ywcaerew.org.


About the YWCA
Since 1894 YWCA Northeast Indiana, which serves Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells, and Whitley counties, has given a voice to the concerns of women and provided services to meet the changing needs of women and their families. A nonprofit organization, YWCA Northeast Indiana operates Indiana’s oldest domestic violence shelter providing shelter and services to women, men and children escaping domestic violence. YWCA Northeast Indiana welcomes the interest and participation of both women and men committed to this vision. The organization receives support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and other groups, and is a United Way Partner Agency in each county served.

YWCA USA is the voice for every woman. For over a century, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the U.S. YWCA USA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries.


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