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Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women.

The YWCA of Greater Portland’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Dynamics of Poverty (05/31)

This training will help participants define poverty and explore its causes and effects. We will review national and local data on the demographics of people living in poverty as well as risk factors that can make one more vulnerable to economic instability (such as race, gender and subjective social status).

Dismantling Racism (06/06)

In this workshop participants will understand racism in a historical and current context, learn about white privilege, develop knowledge of institutional racism, and address concepts of colorblindness and the United States as a post-racial society.

Understanding Oppression (06/14)

This workshop provides a theoretical and practical understanding of oppressions and their basis in power and control. We will capitalize on participant knowledge to establish a working understanding of oppression and draw on participant interests and roles to equip participants to work more effectively for social justice.