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Racial Justice
A proven pioneer in the push to eliminate racism, YWCA Bristol has demonstrated a commitment
 to racial justice throughout
70+ years in the community.
YWCA Bristol was presented the handcrafted sculpture made of pewter, silver and gold titled “Diversity” at its 2006 Racial Justice Awards Dinner, the premiere event of the 2006 YWCA USA Annual Meeting.   

YWCA Children’s Center & Wellmont Child Development Center Anti-Bias Curriculum

Hallmark Program- Racial Justice


Anti-Bias Objectives

Peer Review Anti-Bias Curriculum
Week Without Violence

The YWCA's Week Without Violence campaign is an international campaign to raise awareness about non-violent alternatives. Each day of the week focuses attention on practical, sustainable non-violent alternatives and challenges.

Week Without Violence
Study Circles

A study circle is a group of 8-to-12 people from different backgrounds and viewpoints who meet several times to talk about an issue. In a study circle, everyone has an equal voice. One goal is that people try to understand each other’s views, but they do not have to agree with each other. The idea is to share concerns and look for ways to make things better.
Study Circles 

Racial Justice Library
In February, as well as all year long, videos for elementary, middle and high school age students are available. All the videos are accompanied with a curriculum for teachers that follow the standards of learning in History, English and Social Studies. This is an ideal way to educate youth on tolerance and acceptance in the classroom, after school program and church youth groups. Elementary series has George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman stories. Middle and High school has the Civil Rights Movement, Children’s March, the legacy of Rosa Parks and MORE.


Teaching Tolerance

If you would like more information about our racial justice programs, please contact t_henkel@ywcabristol.org.