Eliminating Racism

The YWCA Aurora offers a variety of opportunities to help individuals understand, challenge, and eliminate racism. We help schools and organizations to eliminate racism by providing a forum for open dialogue through special events and video series/discussion group for youth and adults. 

The YWCA Aurora has recently provided the following programs:

Community Dialogues on Race Relations.  Participants took an in-depth look at race relations history and discussed how it applies to today's society, focusing the discussion on how race relations effect everyday life in Aurora, Illinois.

Peace Program, in collaboration with Aurora schools, has taught over 1200 children in 3rd through 8th grades on anti-bullying techniques and peace remediation.

Peace Vigil.  Held in June 2016 after the tragic Orlando, Florida shooting, Aurora residents gathered in memorial and a peaceful vigil. 

Peace Walk.  Held in October 2016 during the YWCA Week Without Violence campaign, Aurora residents placed luminaries with victim's names along the walking path in Peace Park, participated in a Peace Walk, and released lighted balloons over the Fox River.

Please join us for future programming!