Community Training Opportunties

Exploring Microaggressions

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During this presentation, we will discuss what microaggressions are, the different types of microaggressions, and the harm microaggressions cause. Some examples of microaggressions are “Wow! You are so well-spoken.” and “Do you have an easier name I can call you?”

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

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Exploring Homelessness

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The United States is commonly referred to as “one of the richest nations in the world.” Yet, we have over 600,000 people who are currently experiencing homelessness. During this presentation, we will discuss who homelessness is affecting and why. In addition, we will take a look at how homelessness affects our local community and provide resources.

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

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Exploring Black History Month

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In 2021, Black people in the United States are still fighting for equal rights. Why is that? During this presentation, we will examine the history of rights for Black people over the last century. We will also explore what current inequalities are affecting Black people and how local organizations are making change.

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

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Exploring Climate Justice

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During this presentation, we will identify what climate change is and examine current examples. We will connect climate change to oppression and how climate change disproportionately affects communities who are marginalized. We will also discuss what roles we can play in the fight for climate justice.

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

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Exploring the LGBTQ Community

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In 2015, the United States legalized same-sex marriage, which provided marriage equality for all. Now, the United States Supreme Court is looking to overturn this ruling. In addition, LGBTQ people still face discrimination in other areas of life, such as employment, housing, and healthcare. During this presentation, we will explore these issues and discuss steps to address these inequalities nationally and locally.

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Previous Trainings

Exploring Voter Suppression

During this presentation, we will explore the history of voting rights, voter suppression, and how it continues today. We will ask the question ‘why have specific populations not had the right to vote from the beginning?’ These specific populations include people of color, people with disabilities, and women.

Exploring Indigenous History

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.

Exploring Disability Rights in Our Community

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

Exploring Our Immigration System

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.

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.

Understanding Fair Tax

YWCA McLean County has partnered with Yes for Fair Tax for this presentation.

Everyone benefits from Fair Tax reform—but we can only win if everyone’s involved. Join Us for a Virtual Event to Learn More About Fair Tax and How You Can Help the Fair Tax Campaign in Your Community!

We will talk about the nuts and bolts of Fair Tax, answer questions you may have, and talk about how you can support Fair Tax so that we win in November.

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.

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.