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Racial Equity & Social Justice Conversations: Education

Racism doesn’t just affect adults but children in our schools as well. Anecdotes from families, research studies and discrimination lawsuits all reveal that children of color face bias in schools. They’re disciplined more harshly, less likely to be identified as gifted, or to have access to quality teachers, to name a few examples.
Racism in our education systems has serious consequences—from fueling the school-to-confinement pipeline to traumatizing children of color.
Please join YWCA St. Paul for a conversation on racism’s impact on education. The conversation will be led by Shaunie Grigsby, YW’s Youth Programs Manager, and will feature members of the Young Women’s Initiative Cabinet (YWI MN Cabinet), which is hosted YWCA St. Paul through a partnership with the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and the Governor’s Office, discussing their experiences in education, as well as resources and information on actionable ways the community can help.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 4:30-5:45 p.m. CT
  • Who: Please join YWCA St. Paul for a conversation on racism’s impact on education. The conversation will be led by Shaunie Grigsby, YW’s Youth Programs Manager, and will feature members of the Young Women’s Initiative Cabinet (YWI MN Cabinet), which is hosted YWCA St. Paul through a partnership with the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and the Governor’s Office.
  • What: YWCA St. Paul is holding a monthly series of conversations designed to address the impact of racism on our community. Watch for details on upcoming sessions on our website.
Please join us Nov. 18 as we ‘open the door’ on a conversation designed to tackle the impact of racism on education, and help source actionable solutions.
We will follow up the conversation with a “Coffee Break” discussion on Friday, Nov. 20 at 10:00 a.m. Watch for a separate invitation and join us for further discussion.

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