FEBRUARY 13 - 17, 2023
In honor of Black History Month and our yearlong mission to eliminate racism and empower women, YWCA McLean County is excited to launch its second Allyship Institute from February 13th to February 17th, 2023. This year's focus will be on misogynoir, the specific kinds of discrimination and oppression that Black women face.
understanding and unpacking white privilege
supporting Black lives and dismantling sexism
WHITE SUPREMACY AND
ANTI-BLACKNESS IN ITS OVERT
AND COVERT FORMS
Last year, we had the privilege of connecting for a full three-week program, and while we appreciated the time to connect and reflect, we want to offer a more accessible one-week program. We know this work is lifelong and this week serves as a launching pad and/or continuing step on our journeys towards anti-racism advocacy and accountability.
This is a “challenge by choice” program; you are invited to read/watch/listen-to each of the daily materials or to select one daily option and reflect deeply on the issues it brings up. There will be several opportunities to connect as a cohort of fellow allies, ask questions, share reflections, and discuss how we can all be better allies to Black women.
The following schedule is the property of YWCA McLean County and it not to be duplicated or used without the express permission of the event organizer.
Items preceded by LIVE indicate real-time trainings or meetings; other materials are meant to be enjoyed at your convenience each day.
Intersectionality as Intended
Day One's focus is on misogynoir and Kimberlé Crenshaw’s concept of intersectionality. In recent years, we’ve seen a dilution of the original meaning of intersectionality. We will go back to the roots of the term and its current manifestations.
Opening asynchronous/recorded greeting video on Monday (on Facebook and by email).
Please be advised that the use of profanity or any slurs in the materials do not reflect the views of YWCA and are only present at the discretion of the respective creators of each resource.
Deliberate use of profanity and racial slurs will result in removal from interactive discussion groups within the Allyship Institute.