Racial Equity Workshops


Racial Equity Workshops

Talking about racism is hard, but necessary. Let us help.

YWCA’s Racial Equity Workshops are an opportunity to develop a foundational understanding of the systems that uphold racial inequity and the impact it has at the interpersonal, institutional and structural levels. These topics often give rise to challenging and emotional moments.

Facilitated by our Director of Racial and Gender Equity, all sessions utilize learning strategies intended to engage everyone, including group discussion, reading materials, awareness exercises, interactive activities and more—all in a safe, supportive environment where everyone can share their thoughts openly. Best of all, our workshops are for all ages, can be held on or off-site, and can be customized to meet the unique needs of any organization, business, institution or agency.

Services can be customized for any age group, organization, or business and include:

  • Racism workshops
  • Discussion facilitation
  • Consulting and expertise
  • Custom workshops
  • …and more

Scheduling and Pricing
Racial Equity Workshops can be scheduled according to your needs. Pricing varies. For more information, please fill out the contact form below.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Maritza Cruz is Director of Racial and Gender Equity at YWCA Central Massachusetts. For more than 35 years, she has worked tirelessly within the public sector, nonprofit sector and civic arena at the local, statewide and national level addressing the inequities impacting individuals and communities of color. She has served and continues to serve on diverse Boards and Commissions, presently serving on Attorney General Maura Healy’s Advisory Council on Racial Justice and Equity.