United Way of Westchester and Putnam awarded the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester $5,000 to support its Center for Racial Equity and the anti-racism trainings which will be held there. Opening in April 2021 the Center for Racial Equity is a dedicated space for working towards advancing racial equity in Westchester county providing the vision, the place, and the community to sustain anti-racist work.
The Center for Racial Equity will work to eliminate racism by addressing disparities people of color face. Through ongoing programs, conferences, events, and initiatives, it will continue to make visible the broad-based, negative and consequential effects of racism. It will strive to move communities to embrace diversity and its benefits and influence policies and legislation that ensure progress.
United Way of Westchester and Putnam (UWWP) also teamed up with the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester and YWCA Yonkers to launch the 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge for Westchester and the lower Hudson Valley.
The 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge is a 21-day learning and self-discovery journey that aims to help develop more effective social justice habits around issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. There is no cost to participate in the self-guided Challenge; participants may register online at WestchesterEquityChallenge.org or HudsonValleyEquityChallenge.org.