Embracing Diversity

 Speak Up and Stop Discrimination!

 

YWCA Elgin Commitment Statement: The YWCA Elgin supports policies that contribute to the elimination of racism. This includes, but is not limited to, policies that eliminate racial profiling, increase immigrant rights, retain and strengthen affirmative action, reduce hate crimes and provide education on racism and its elimination.
It's a Fact!
Discrimination still exists and will always exist, but the YWCA Elgin strives to help
it's community understand and embrace each others differences. We foster opportunities
to engage in open dialogue about discrimination - giving groups and individuals the training
and support they need to address discrimination in their lives and communities.
 
Know What to Do 
1. Keep an eye on the media. Be aware of how race, gender roles, and stereotypes shape TV
shows, video games, books, cartoons, music videos, and more.
2. Register to vote so you can have a say in issues and elections that affect you and the
women in your community.
3. In social, family, and professional settings, make an effort to include everyone. Give every
in the room a chance to share their thoughts.
4. Give just an hour of your time and volunteer for a program that supports people in need.
5. Make sure you're buying products and supporting organizations that stress inclusion
and convey positive messages about women.

 

Feel Free to Contact Us

Please send your comments, suggestions or unanswered questions to:

info@ywcaelgin.org
 
YWCA Elgin & Immigration Reform   
The YWCA Elgin Supports policies that contribute to the elimination of racism. This includes, but is not limited to, policies that eliminate racial profiling, increase immigrant rights, retain and strengthen affirmative action, reduce hate crimes and provide education on racism and its elimination.
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Take a Stand 
YWCA Position Papers/Fact Sheets
 
• Affirmative Action
• Racial Profiling
• Hate Crimes
• Supreme Court Nominations
 

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