YWCA's Stand Against Racism Breakfast and ConferenceApril 28, 2017 8:00 - 9:00 AM Panel Event and Breakfast
9:15 - 10:15 AM Workshops (Session A)
10:30 - 11:30 AM Workshops (Session B)
Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside
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By Sally Ward and Myra Henry, YWCA
The workshop is an abbreviated version of YWCA’s Person2Person program providing a platform for rich dialogues surrounding topics that are traditionally excluded from a business setting including race relations, unconscious bias, cultural difference and systemic racism.
Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention
By Bryan Hetherington, Empire Justice Center
consumers are faced with a variety of decisions and challenges when considering obtaining a mortgage to purchase a home or refinancing their current mortgage. they are doubly pressed when life circumstances cause them to go into default. What can be done?
Affordable Care & the Social Determinants of Health By Marielena Vélez de Brown, MD, MPH, Monroe County Department of Public Health. What is our new national direction for health care? What implications will this have for each of us? What impact on persons of color and those with limited incomes? From a public health standpoint, we now know how important the social determinants of health are. Find out how these can be impacted regardless of new structural changes to health care.
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
By Jerome Underwood, Rochester City School District
A workshop based on the book by Joy Degruy, Ph.D. that encourages african americans to view their attitudes, assumptions and behaviors through the lens of history to gain a greater understanding of the impact of centuries of slavery and oppression. What is the impact on the evolution of the thoughts, feelings and behaviors of african americans?
Fair Housing Then and Now
By John Hill, Rochester Housing Authority
in the United States, the fair housing act of 1968 was passed to fight the practice of discriminatory practices in housing making it unlawful to discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of sale of a dwelling because of race or national origin. How much progress has been made?
By Kathy Sweetland and Ben Douglas, YWCA
An engaging facilitated dialogue series, based on the book Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It by Shelly Tochluk. America is often referred to as a melting pot where people from various cultures, ethnicities, and races blend together to create a new american identity. What does it mean to be a witness?
The East EPO – Changing Climate and Building Culture. The University of Rochester/East Educational Partnership
By Lorna Washington and Lia Festenstein,
Rochester City School District. Workshop participants will gain knowledge about how this type of model can positively change the negative perception some members of society may have about children of color. There will be discussion about the feasibility of replicating this model in other schools and/or districts in New York and across the nation.
Look Beyond the Obvious
By Sady Fischer and Kesha Carter, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
The workshop explores diversity from many personal and relational dimensions including personal authenticity, diversity and inclusion. Participants will be exposed to diversity of backgrounds and experiences while learning how we can come together to build inclusive communities.
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