Working for Racial Equity: YWCA Forum on Race

Last week Women’s March Minnesota was proud to participate in the 15th annual and largest ever “It’s Time to Talk” Forum on Racial Justice. 

This year’s event featured author Sun Yung Shin, editor of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, a provocative book in which sixteen of Minnesota’s best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a person of color in our state. Essays in this collection provide insights on race that should challenge, discomfort, disorient, galvanize and inspire all of us to evolve now, for our shared future.  

We enjoyed a panel discussion, facilitated by Sun Yung Shin as well as small group discussions to explore key messages and questions around racial inequity, white supremacy and our individual experiences of race. We left feeling inspired and motivated to continue exploring the role that Women’s March MN and our communities can play in support of efforts to confront and dismantle white supremacy.

Please join us in exploring the checklist provided by YWCA to help us continue on this racial equity journey in our own lives, communities and workplaces. 

We offer sincere thanks to the YWCA for convening these conversations about race. We look forward to future opportunities to partner with YWCA to educate ourselves and affect change.  Stay tuned for future opportunities to support and partner with the YWCA in the field of racial equity. 

Jackie Craig