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Free Self Defense Class
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

self defense class

JOIN US FOR OUR FREE SELF DEFENSE CLASS!

We set aside the week of October 18-23 for our Week Without Violence. This week is part of a movement with YWCAs across the country for raising awareness to end violence against women and girls.

On Wednesday October 27th, 2021, we are hosting two free women’s self-defense classes. These classes will be instructed by Johnny Hatten  and two female Black Belts of Piasa Martial Arts. Classes will involve scenario-based self-defense, as well as trainings on “ABC Self-Defense” –Awareness, Boundaries, and Counter–teaching women that a big part of self-defense is being aware of your surroundings.

Attendees will be using their hands, feet, elbows, and knees. Tennis shoes and comfortable clothing are required. Seating will be provided for those who may need to take a break between sessions. Classes are limited to a max of 30 women, ages 14 & up.  Face masks will be provided for unvaccinated individuals.

When:  October 27, 2021

What Time:  6:00 pm to 7:00 pm OR 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where:  304 E Third St.  Alton

Parking is available on our lot off George St.   Entry will be through the side door to our Gymnasium.

 

Click here to register:

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Free Self Defense Class
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

self defense class

JOIN US FOR OUR FREE SELF DEFENSE CLASS!

We set aside the week of October 18-23 for our Week Without Violence. This week is part of a movement with YWCAs across the country for raising awareness to end violence against women and girls.

On Wednesday October 27th, 2021, we are hosting two free women’s self-defense classes. These classes will be instructed by Johnny Hatten  and two female Black Belts of Piasa Martial Arts. Classes will involve scenario-based self-defense, as well as trainings on “ABC Self-Defense” –Awareness, Boundaries, and Counter–teaching women that a big part of self-defense is being aware of your surroundings.

Attendees will be using their hands, feet, elbows, and knees. Tennis shoes and comfortable clothing are required. Seating will be provided for those who may need to take a break between sessions. Classes are limited to a max of 30 women, ages 14 & up.  Face masks will be provided for unvaccinated individuals.

When:  October 27, 2021

What Time:  6:00 pm to 7:00 pm OR 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where:  304 E Third St.  Alton

Parking is available on our lot off George St.   Entry will be through the side door to our Gymnasium.

 

Click here to register:

Oct
28
Thu
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YWCA Community Conversation Circle
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

ywca on a mission to eliminate racism

YWCA welcomes back Nana Becoat as she hosts another CommUNITY Conversation Circle. The book guiding the discussion will the The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein. In The Color of Law (published by Liveright in May 2017), Richard Rothstein argues with exacting precision and fascinating insight how segregation in America—the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much recent social strife—is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels.

YWCA CommUNITY Conversation Circles create a safe and accepting space for participants to discuss topics that can be complex and emotionally charged. Participants will embark upon a journey of self-discovery about the concepts of race, ethnicity, and identity.

When: Thursday, October 28, 2021 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Where:  Virtual Zoom Meeting

What you need to know:  Registration is required by Wednesday, October 27. It is not required that you read the book prior to the Circle. We will send a link for the Zoom meeting to all persons who registered. Participants will need to purchase the book in order to participate in the Book Talks.

Scheduled Book Talks:

November 4, 2021 5:30 p.m.

November 11, 2021 5:30 p.m.

November 18, 2021 5:30 p.m.

Sign up today here:

https://forms.gle/6UvgizdV82zEKuj26

Nov
4
Thu
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Book Talks: The Color of Law
Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Book Talks, The Color of Law

JOIN US FOR BOOK TALKS!

YWCA is excited to be partnering with Nana Becoat, Racial Justice Program Facilitator for Book Talks on the book The Color of Law by
Richard Rothstein.

Book Talks will be held on three Thursdays in November for 90 minute sessions.

Widely acclaimed upon its publication in 2017, The Color of Law demonstrates that racial residential segregationthe fact that some
neighborhoods are almost exclusively African American while others are almost exclusively whiteis the result of explicit government policy rather than personal choice and random chance. From the conclusion of the Civil War through to the present day, federal, state, and local governments have enacted laws to confine African Americans to particular areas and prevent them from moving into others. These policies have had a profound and
lasting impact on African Americans, affecting their educational and job opportunities, economic wellbeing, and physical health.

Book Talks are limited to 20 people. Information will be distributed in advance of the first book talk identifying what chapters are being discussed on the 3 book talks. Participants will need to purchase (or borrow) their own copy of The Color of Law.

The event is free to the public.

Register Now

Nov
11
Thu
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Book Talks: The Color of Law
Nov 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Book Talks, The Color of Law

JOIN US FOR BOOK TALKS!

YWCA is excited to be partnering with Nana Becoat, Racial Justice Program Facilitator for Book Talks on the book The Color of Law by
Richard Rothstein.

Book Talks will be held on three Thursdays in November for 90 minute sessions.

Widely acclaimed upon its publication in 2017, The Color of Law demonstrates that racial residential segregationthe fact that some
neighborhoods are almost exclusively African American while others are almost exclusively whiteis the result of explicit government policy rather than personal choice and random chance. From the conclusion of the Civil War through to the present day, federal, state, and local governments have enacted laws to confine African Americans to particular areas and prevent them from moving into others. These policies have had a profound and
lasting impact on African Americans, affecting their educational and job opportunities, economic wellbeing, and physical health.

Book Talks are limited to 20 people. Information will be distributed in advance of the first book talk identifying what chapters are being discussed on the 3 book talks. Participants will need to purchase (or borrow) their own copy of The Color of Law.

The event is free to the public.

Register Now

Nov
18
Thu
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Book Talks: The Color of Law
Nov 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Book Talks, The Color of Law

JOIN US FOR BOOK TALKS!

YWCA is excited to be partnering with Nana Becoat, Racial Justice Program Facilitator for Book Talks on the book The Color of Law by
Richard Rothstein.

Book Talks will be held on three Thursdays in November for 90 minute sessions.

Widely acclaimed upon its publication in 2017, The Color of Law demonstrates that racial residential segregationthe fact that some
neighborhoods are almost exclusively African American while others are almost exclusively whiteis the result of explicit government policy rather than personal choice and random chance. From the conclusion of the Civil War through to the present day, federal, state, and local governments have enacted laws to confine African Americans to particular areas and prevent them from moving into others. These policies have had a profound and
lasting impact on African Americans, affecting their educational and job opportunities, economic wellbeing, and physical health.

Book Talks are limited to 20 people. Information will be distributed in advance of the first book talk identifying what chapters are being discussed on the 3 book talks. Participants will need to purchase (or borrow) their own copy of The Color of Law.

The event is free to the public.

Register Now