Thank you to all who joined us on Saturday, June 19th to celebrate the end of slavery in America.
The event was a resounding success. Thank you to all who visited. Our event included an interpretive trail, the Freedom Journey Trail, which included educational content and tips about how you can help advance equity in our community. Scroll down to take a digital tour of the trail, and access all of the additional resources we provided.
Keene Family YMCA seeks to be welcoming and inclusive without exception, and is steadfastly committed to supporting, highlighting, and celebrating diversity in our community year-round. Everyone is welcome at the Y.
To advance equity, we must evaluate and dismantle the systemic barriers to opportunities, access and resources that have prevented the full participation of some groups and develop relevant solutions and support systems.
Continue the Journey
The first step is awareness. Here we’re providing you with some actions you can take to continue learning and to support national efforts to break down the barriers that have been contributing to the inequity that continues to plague our society. We hope you’ll find these resources helpful in furthering your understanding of the movement.
Interested in becoming a YMCA Diversity Ambassador? Complete the form and we’ll be in touch!
City of Keene, New Hampshire, March 18, 2021
by Dan and Sindiso Mnisi Weeks
NH Business Review, May 30, 2021
by Kirsten Weir
American Psychological Association, November 2016, Vol 47, No. 10
Medical News Today
Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Health Blog
by Sharon Liao, WebMD
by Kate Slater, Today.com
by Kate Slater
a publication of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO)
Crossroads Ministry, Chicago, IL
TED Talk by Heather C. McGhee
The New England Journal of Medicine, February 25, 2021
by Zinzi D. Bailey, Sc.D., M.S.P.H., Justin M. Feldman, Sc.D., and Mary T. Bassett, M.D., M.P.H.
by Howard Henderson and Ben Yisrael
Brookings, May 19, 2021
A national movement to desegregate the conversation about race and racism started by Melissa DePino and Michelle Saahene
In this Oscar-winning short film, a man trying to get home to his dog becomes stuck in a time loop that forces him to relive a deadly run-in with a police officer.
by Betsy Pearl, June 27, 2018
by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
by Ibram X. Kendi
by Robin DiAngelo