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Racial Justice

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

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.

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 held regularly in conjunction with the RACE Exhibit on display at YWCA’s Administrative Offices. For questions or more information about how to organize a circle dialogue 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.

Racial Justice Challenge

Since 2021, YWCA Cass Clay has hosted annual racial justice challenges, sending emails with resources and activities. Past challenges are archived for those who missed them or want to revisit/share resources!

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 Initiative

Until Justice Just Is

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Because we know that we cannot empower all women without confronting systemic racism, we act every day by raising awareness of the impacts of institutional and structural racism and by building community among those who work for racial justice.