YMCA of Greensboro and the Piedmont Triad’s NCCJ launch the 8:46 collection to coach the neighborhood about systemic racism
GREENSBORO, NC, August 18, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Inspired by the tragic events that sparked a worldwide movement, the YMCA of Greensboro and the Piedmont Triad’s NCCJ launched the 8:46 series. The project will educate and equip the community with a basic understanding of the problem of systemic racism. Other project collaborators are The Partnership Project, Inc. and the Racial Equity Institute.
“We were overwhelmed with grief and frustration as we witnessed the tragic events in our society,” says Rhonda Anderson, President / CEO of the YMCA of Greensboro. “The Y is dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that lead to oppression and racism, and we are grateful to have like-minded partners in our community.”
The “Groundwater Approach” of the Racial Equity Institute will be the basis of the 3-hour webinar, which should help to internalize that we live in a racially structured society and need “Groundwater” solutions to our “Groundwater” challenges to solve.
“Many people’s eyes are opened to topics that our friends and neighbors have been dealing with for a long time”, says Ivan Canada, Executive Director of the NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad. “It is remarkable how many go beyond this and ask, ‘How can I be part of the solution?’ NCCJ is honored to be awarded the YMCA of. to work together Greensboro help answer that question by offering our community this first step to begin the long, hard work of creating lasting and systemic change. “
There will be six dates, with the first meeting on August 19th at the 13 o’clock. Costs are $ 40 per participant.
Current sponsors include Liberty Hardware, SJ Edwards Foundation, Weaver Foundation, Kontoor Brands, American National Bank & Trust, First Bank, Cone Health Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, BB&T (now Truist), Women’s Professional Forum Foundation, and Triad Adult & Pediatric Medicine.
For more information on the program, visit www.ymcagreensboro.org/846.
About the YMCA from Greensboro
The YMCA from Greensboro was founded in 1889 with a mission to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy mind, spirit, and body for all. With its eight branches and YMCA Camp Weaver, the YMCA is of Greensboro strengthens the foundations of our community by providing a warm and friendly environment where people of all ages, races, religions, beliefs, and physical and financial abilities participate in valuable programs and meaningful experiences that will make a positive difference in their lives do. More information about the YMCA from Greensboro, visit www.ymcagreensboro.org.
About the NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad
The Piedmont Triad NCCJ is a human relations organization that works to build communities free from prejudice, bigotry and racism by promoting understanding and respect between all cultures, races and religions. For more information on the Piedmont Triad’s NCCJ, please visit www.nccjtriad.org
SOURCE YMCA of Greensboro