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Racial Equity Programs - Together. A Stronger Community

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Click HERE to download and fill out an application for the
Person2Person classes beginning September 7!

What is Person2Person? Connection is powerful


Eight sessions designed for the mid to high level executive, the Person2Person program partners each participant with a counterpart  from another participating organization. Partners will be paired as two individuals who identify differently racially and/or ethnically.

Person2Person provides a platform for rich dialogues surrounding topics that are traditionally excluded from a business setting. Participants of Person2Person will be encouraged to engage in conversations highlighting race relations, unconscious biases, cultural differences and systemic racism.

Preparing Your People: Start a conversation

Curriculum themes include: creating an inclusive organization, racial disparities in corporate settings; mitigating points for biases; dismantling structural racism.

A Fall Session (taking place on Thursdays) will be held 9/7, 9/14, (no session 9/21), 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26 and 11/2. It will be held at Five Star Bank at the City Gate location.

Please join our alumni as ambassadors of change in our city, organizations and world today, because together we can prosper.

Unconscious Bias Workshop Series - Lifting the Veil of Silence to Talk About Race

Register for the Fall Session!
An experiential workshop including dialogue, exploration and exercises in which participants will:

Gain an increased ability to discuss race related issues.
Gain a better understanding of the history of racism in the United States.
Acquire a better understanding of one’s own racial identity.
Learn how to take responsibility to right racial injustices.

Sessions will be held Fridays: 1:00pm-4:00pm
9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27 and 11/3

Location: Farash Foundation | 255 East Avenue | Rochester, New York 14604

Learn more about Unconscious Bias sessions by clicking HERE!

To fill out an application click HERE!

To Register Contact: sparrotta@ywcarochester.org 

or Call: 585-368-2212


Our current racial equity initiatives include:

Stand Against Racism – Each year, we hold an annual community-wide event to build awareness about racism.  We reach out to businesses, schools, houses of worship, organizations, and government agencies to join the effort.  For more information on this event, click here.


A directory of other Racial Equity engagement opportunities is available by clicking HERE!
To learn more about these programs, please click the links above or contact Sharon Parrotta at (585) 368-2212 or sparrotta@ywcarochester.org.