Community Training Opportunties

Exploring Our Immigration System

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During this presentation, we will identify the faults in the immigration system, such as wait times and quotas. We will discuss how this system impacts immigrants and communities.

Prior registration is required for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Exploring Disability Rights in Our Community

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In this presentation, we will focus on the struggles that people with disabilities face in our community. In partnership with LifeCIL, we will identify issues facing our community of people with disabilities, such as transportation.

Prior registration is required for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Exploring Indigenous History

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In this presentation, we will discuss the history of Indigenous people. Indigenous folks have endured a long history of violence and continue to experience it. We will focus on issues such as land rights, health, and employment. For allies, we will identify ways to support Indigenous people.

Prior registration is required for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Previous Trainings

Exploring the School to Prison Pipeline

During this presentation, we will define and examine the school to prison pipeline. We will explore the topics of zero-tolerance policies, school resource officers, and how students are funneled from schools to jails. We will discuss how students are affected and proposed solutions to end the school to prison pipeline.

This event is over, but you can view a recorded version of the webinar below.

Cage of Oppression

This presentation will be centered around an activity called Cage of Oppression. We will look at how the U.S. society is organized around human difference, using a macro lens. During this presentation, we will define terms such as privilege, oppression, and different forms of –isms (racism, sexism, etc.).In addition, we will examine our personal relationship with the Cage of Oppression and discuss how this cage is supported and what we can do to break free from it.

Registration has closed for this event. If you would like to attend a future event or schedule one for your organization or workplace, please email us and we will contact you when the next webinar is scheduled.

You can also view a recorded version of the webinar below.

Voting in a Pandemic: What you need to know

Join YWCA McLean County, League of Women Voters McLean County, and guest speakers Tim Mitchell, Executive Director, Bloomington Election Commission and Kathy Michaels, McLean County Clerk to discuss the changes in voting this year, including voting by mail, how to register and find out if your polling place will be open. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

This event is over, but you can view a recorded version of the webinar below.

Be Smart

YWCA has partnered with Moms Demand Action McLean County to present Be Smart. The Be SMART framework is designed to help parents and adults normalize conversations about gun safety and take responsible actions that can prevent child gun deaths and injuries. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Registration has closed for this event. If you would like to attend a future event or schedule one for your organization or workplace, please email us and we will contact you when the next webinar is scheduled.

You can also view a recorded version of the webinar below.