White Fragility Will Not Protect You From Accountability

Have you heard of the term “white fragility?” Listen in as Liane Hernandez and Michelle Pitot talk about this concept of white fragility, Bill Maher, and the dichotomous relationship surrounding racism.

If you are interested in reading the article written by Michelle, and referenced in this video, you can do so here: http://bit.ly/2t2JJy1

Posted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy on Thursday, July 13, 2017

           

Tips On Contacting Your Congress Person

Tips On Contacting Your Congress Person

Have you thought about contacting your local representatives but aren’t sure exactly how to go about that?

The STAT team over at YWCA Southern Arizona- Frances McClelland Community Center has put together a short training video (for free!) that walks you through those steps as well as provides tips for being persuasive.

All materials referenced in this video (and more!) can be found here: http://bit.ly/2rN2sj7

Let us know if you plan on contacting your local representatives by leaving us a comment below!


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Posted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy on Thursday, June 1, 2017

How To Contact Your Legislature

How To Contact Your Legislature

Listen in as Mari and Victoria discuss how and why we should all contact our legislature. It’s easier than you think!

Posted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tips On Speaking At Your Governing Body Meeting

Tips On Speaking At Your Governing Body Meeting

Have you thought about speaking at a city council meeting, but aren’t exactly sure what to say or how to go about that? This free video training provides you with tips on what to say and how to prepare.

If you’d like to see more video trainings like this, leave us a comment below!

Posted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy on Thursday, June 15, 2017

 

What is Privilege, and Who Has It?

What is Privilege, and Who Has It?

Are you struggling with the word “privilege?”

Listen in as we continue our definitions series, and discuss exactly what privilege means, and who has it. Is there anything that stands out to you as you watch this video? We’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below.

Posted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

What Does Intersectionality Mean?

What Does Intersectionality Mean?

Have you heard of the term intersectionality but aren’t exactly sure what it means? Listen in as Liane talks about what this term means, and how it plays a role when fighting for racial equity.

Posted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy on Thursday, September 14, 2017

How To Talk Politics With Your Family and Friends

How To Talk Politics With Your Family & Friends

Have you struggled with talking politics with your family and friends? Listen in as Liane Hernandez and Cheryl Cage discuss some tips on how to have those difficult conversations. Anything stand out to you? Let us know in the comments below!

Posted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

 

What’s Title X and How Does It Affect My Community?

What’s Title X & How Does It Affect My Community?

Thank you Planned Parenthood Arizona and Génesis for organizing this roundtable discussion on Title X and the Gag Rule. Learn more about how Title X funding and the Gag Rule might affect you and the people you love.

In this video, we share:
– What is Title X?
– What is the Gag Rule?
– Which populations are most affected?
– What you can do now

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below

Posted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

#FamiliesBelongTogether Rally

#FamiliesBelongTogether Rally

“The United States Government has decided that the best way to convince people that we are the land of the free and the home of the brave is to rip children away from the arms of their mothers. A violation of state law, federal law, international law, and the United States constitution.” – Joel Feinman, Pima County Public Defender

Posted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Bias 101 with Liane Hernandez and Michelle Pitot

Bias 101 with Liane Hernandez and Michelle Pitot

As part of the New Millennium Leadership Center (NMLC) at YWCA Southern Arizona, Liane and Michelle offer diversity and inclusion training to organizations and professionals.

Studies have repeatedly found that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially, consistently attract top talent, improve their customer satisfaction, and have higher levels of employee engagement and retention.

To find out more about NMLC, visit: bit.ly/YWCANMLC

Posted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy on Friday, July 13, 2018

 

“Why I March” with Doris Snowden

“Why I March” with Doris Snowden

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Monday, January 15th, Tucson will be marching from MLK Way to Reid Park’s Outdoor Performance Center paying tribute to the champion of fair and open housing — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Listen in as Liane Hernandez and Doris Snowden discuss the importance of marching in this series called “Why I March.” Will you be joining us on Monday?

For more details visit: http://www.tucsonurbanleague.org/mlk/

Posted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy on Friday, January 12, 2018

“Why I March” with Annie Sykes

“Why I March” with Annie Sykes

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

That couldn’t be more true. And is a huge reason why we march together — to fight for a world that works for all of us. On Monday, January 15th, we will be marching from MLK Way to Reid Park’s Outdoor Performance Center paying tribute to the champion of fair and open housing — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Listen in as Liane Hernandez and Annie Sykes continue the series “Why I March,” and discuss the importance of Jan 15th. Want to join us?

For more details visit: http://www.tucsonurbanleague.org/mlk/

Posted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy on Saturday, January 13, 2018

“Why I March” with Annie Sykes and Doris Snowden

“Why I March” with Annie Sykes and Doris Snowden

“There is no noise as powerful as the sound of the marching feet of a determined people.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tomorrow is the day we come together to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will be marching from MLK Way to Reid Park’s Outdoor Performance Center. Listen in as Liane Hernandez, Annie Sykes, and Doris Snowden discuss “Why I March,” and the importance of Jan 15th. Join us!

For more details visit: http://www.tucsonurbanleague.org/mlk/

Posted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy on Sunday, January 14, 2018

 

Definitions Series: Racial Equity vs. Equality

Definitions Series: Racial Equity vs. Equality

We decided to start a Definitions Series, where we talk about some of the common terms you might be hearing being thrown around out there. In today’s video, listen in as Liane talks about the difference between racial equity and racial equality. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Posted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy on Monday, August 7, 2017

Definitions Series: Microaggressions

Definitions Series: Microaggressions

Have you heard of the term microaggressions? As part of our Definitions Series, we are reviewing some common terms that you may have heard being used. Listen in as Liane discusses what microaggressions are, and how to address them.

Posted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

What Does It Mean To Be a Good Ally?

What Does It Mean To Be a Good Ally?

Have you used the term ally before? As part of our definitions series, we thought it would be important to talk about what it means to be a good ally.

Anything surprise you in this video? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to get a meaningful conversation going!

Posted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy on Monday, August 28, 2017

 

Tips on Managing Political Overwhelm

Tips on Managing Political Overwhelm

With all the craziness that is happening politically, it’s really important that you make sure you are taking care of yourself during the process. Listen in as a few of our YW team members discuss what they do to help manage political overwhelm, and take care of themselves.

What do you do to manage overwhelm? We’d love for you to share your tips in the comments below.

Posted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy on Friday, June 9, 2017

How The AHCA Might Affect You

How The AHCA Might Affect You

Are you wondering how the AHCA (American Health Care Act) might affect you? Amanda Lee Villa, the Tucson Regional Lead at LUCHA – Living United for Change in Arizona, breaks it all down for you in this short video. Make sure to tell your Senators to vote “no” on this bill by calling the phone numbers listed below.

Senator John McCain’s Contact Information –
Tucson Office: (520) 670-6334
Phoenix Office: (602) 952-2410
Washington Office: (202) 224-2235

Senator Jeff Flake’s Contact Information –
Tucson Office: (520) 575-8633
Phoenix Office: (602) 840-1891
Washington Office: (202) 224-4521

Posted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy on Friday, June 16, 2017

Importance of Self-Care

The Importance of Self-Care During This Heightened Political C…

Listen in as Josepha and Katrina talk about the important work they are both doing over at the International Rescue Committee, and the critical role nutrition and self-care can play for all of us during this heightened political climate.

Posted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy on Monday, July 3, 2017