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Jan
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Community Circles Book Discussion
Jan 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

community circles

JOIN US FOR A BOOK DISCUSSION!

YWCA is excited to be partnering with Nana Beacoat to present our follow-up CommUNITY Circle session on January 19 via ZOOM. The virtual event will begin at 5:30 p.m.CommUNITY Circles are a series of sessions where we discuss cultural identities, hidden biases, micro aggressions, and current harms inflicted upon communities of color and how to take steps to eliminate racism. This session they will be starting their discussions about the book Caste: Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson.

Caste  is an “eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today”. Through reading and dialogue, we will dig deeper into these much-needed topics, listen and learn from one another, and work to create a more just society.

CommUNITY Circles is a program made possible through the Healing Illinois grant.

Jan
30
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2021 Trivia Night
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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JOIN US FOR AN EXCITING EVENING OF VIRTUAL TRIVIA!

YWCA is hosting a VIRTUAL TRIVIA NIGHT on Saturday, January 30 via ZOOM. The virtual event will open at 6:30 pm with VIRTUAL TRIVIA starting at 7:00 pm.

Trivia tables consist of up to 8 people per table. Tables can be purchased for $200. Singles may purchase Trivia tickets and will be paired with others at the Virtual Trivia. (fun way to make new friends!)

Mulligans, 50/50 Raffle and Basket Raffle will also be available. BYOB. Enjoy Virtual Trivia in a safe and healthy environment and support YWCA. We will be raffling off prizes to attendees during the Virtual Trivia Night.

Round Sponsorships are available for $100.00. Round Sponsors will be advertised through the evening and on YWCA Social Media. Please be sure to list the name of the Round Sponsor as you want it published.

Child Enrichment Sponsorships are available for $250. These funds will go towards the cost of operating our Child Enrichment Program. Funds can be used to purchase supplies, personal protection equipment, remote learning materials etc.

Proceeds from YWCA’s Trivia Night benefit YWCA programs including Child Enrichment, Community Tutoring, Girls Circle, Women’s Empowerment and Racial/Social Justice events.

ROUND SPONSOR • CHILD ENRICHMENT PROGRAM SPONSOR •
50/50 RAFFLE TICKETS • MULLIGANS • TRIVIA TICKETS

Buy Tickets or Purchase Sponsorships Online Now!

Feb
2
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Community Circles Book Discussion
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

community circles

JOIN US FOR A BOOK DISCUSSION!

YWCA is excited to be partnering with Nana Beacoat to present our follow-up CommUNITY Circle session on February 2 via ZOOM. The virtual event will begin at 5:30 p.m.

CommUNITY Circles are a series of sessions where we discuss cultural identities, hidden biases, micro aggressions, and current harms inflicted upon communities of color and how to take steps to eliminate racism. This session they will be continuing their discussions about the book Caste: Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson.

Caste  is an “eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today”. Through reading and dialogue, we will dig deeper into these much-needed topics, listen and learn from one another, and work to create a more just society.

CommUNITY Circles is a program made possible through the Healing Illinois grant.

Feb
9
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Community Circles Book Discussion
Feb 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

community circles

JOIN US FOR A BOOK DISCUSSION!

YWCA is excited to be partnering with Nana Beacoat to present our follow-up CommUNITY Circle session on January 19 via ZOOM. The virtual event will begin at 5:30 p.m.

CommUNITY Circles are a series of sessions where we discuss cultural identities, hidden biases, micro aggressions, and current harms inflicted upon communities of color and how to take steps to eliminate racism. This session they will be having their final discussions about the book Caste: Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson.

Caste  is an “eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today”. Through reading and dialogue, we will dig deeper into these much-needed topics, listen and learn from one another, and work to create a more just society.

CommUNITY Circles is a program made possible through the Healing Illinois grant.

Feb
20
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DIVERSTORY: Reading for Equity
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

diverstory

JOIN US FOR A MORNING OF DIVERSTORY TIME!

YWCA is excited to be partnering with Becky Cowart to present our FINAL Diverstory session on February 20 via ZOOM. The virtual event will begin at 10 a.m. and last for one hour.

Diverstory is a series where children and their grownups come together to listen to a children’s story about diversity and engage in guided conversations about diversity, inclusion, and race. This session they will be reading they will be reading Speak Up! by Miranda Paul and Intersectional Allies by Carolyn Choi, Latoya Council, and Chelsea Johnson.

Every session includes an interactive learning activity where families practice race-conscious conversations and ask questions of facilitators in a safe, respectful space. The first ten kids registered will receive a free copy of that week’s book(s), and all participants will receive an activity kit to continue intentional conversations about race.

Diverstory is recommended for children ages 2-10.

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Community Circles
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

community circles

JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON OF UNITY!

YWCA is excited to be partnering with Nana Beacoat to present our second CommUNITY Circle session on February 20 via ZOOM. The virtual event will begin at 2p.m.

CommUNITY Circles are a series of sessions where we discuss cultural identities, hidden biases, micro aggressions, and current harms inflicted upon communities of color and how to take steps to eliminate racism. This session they will be structuring the conversation around the ideas in So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo.

Every session presents an opportunity to pause, process, and proceed in the quest for racial healing, justice, and equity. The first 20 registrants will receive a copy of the book for free!

CommUNITY Circles is a program made possible through the Healing Illinois grant.

Mar
6
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Community Circles
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

community circles

JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON OF UNITY!

YWCA is excited to be partnering with Nana Beacoat to present our FINAL CommUNITY Circle session on March 6 via Zoom. The virtual event will begin at 2p.m.

CommUNITY Circles are a series of sessions where we discuss cultural identities, hidden biases, micro aggressions, and current harms inflicted upon communities of color and how to take steps to eliminate racism. This session they will be structuring the conversation around the ideas in My Grandmother’s Hands: Radicalized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem.

Every session presents an opportunity to pause, process, and proceed in the quest for racial healing, justice, and equity. The first 20 registrants will receive a copy of the book for free!

CommUNITY Circles is a program made possible through the Healing Illinois grant.