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Racial Justice


The mission of YWCA Cass Clay’s Racial Justice Committee is to create opportunities for conversation that foster a diverse and unified community.

The committee serves as a vital resource for advancing our mission to eliminate racism.

Collaborate with other anti-racism and social justice groups
Share our resources with the community to enable further learning
Support local initiatives that share our vision for an anti-racist and multicultural society
Campaign for social justice through our statements and actions
Integrate our mission to eliminate racism into all YWCA programs and services
Inspire the community to apply anti-racist teachings to their everyday lives

The RACE Exhibit is free and open to the public at YWCA Cass Clay Administrative Offices!

In collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota and Presenting Sponsors Microsoft and Sanford Health, YWCA Cass Clay hosts events and community conversations in connection with the RACE: Are We So Different? mini-exhibition. Members of the YWCA Racial Justice Committee have been trained to use the indigenous tradition of circle dialogue to facilitate discussions that generate greater awareness and mutual understanding.

With a focus on the history of race and its very real consequences, the exhibit is a valuable resource for our community and opportunity to join together in the mission to eliminate racism.

The RACE Exhibit is open to the public and located at YWCA’s Administrative Offices – 4650 38th Ave S, Suite 110 in Fargo. To experience the full exhibit, please plan for 1-2 hours of exploration. Groups limited to 10 or less.

Change Starts Here

See the reflection and insights shared by visitors to the RACE Exhibit:

Attend a circle dialogue

Circle dialogues are scheduled regularly in conjunction with exhibit visits. For questions or more information about organizing a discussion for your group or organization, contact apillar@ywcacassclay.org

Have a conversation about race

Conversations can help us better understand individual bias and racism, as well as consider how racism is part of our systems and institutions. Check out Living Room Conversations for resources on having conversations about race.

Stand Against Racism Challenge

In 2021 and 2022, YWCA Cass Clay hosted racial justice challenges, sending emails with resources and activities. Past challenges are still available online for those who missed them or want to revisit and/or share!

Science Museum of MN Resources

Check out all the resources the Science Museum of Minnesota has to offer on race and bias. In addition to two exhibits currently on display at the museum in St. Paul, there are many online resources for you to explore.

National YWCA Racial Justice Initiatives

Stand Against Racism

We take a Stand Against Racism every day by raising awareness about the impact of institutional and structural racism and by building community among those who work for racial justice. Our collective efforts can root out injustice, transform institutions, and create a world that sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable. Join Us!

Until Justice Just Is

United we stand. Together we act.

Until the land of the free is free of racism.

Until the home of the brave is brave enough to change.

Until “by the people” and “for the people” means doing right by all the people.

Until justice just is.

Since our inception, YWCA has fought systemic racism and broken down barriers to racial and economic justice. Our work has never been more critical—and neither has your support.