A Conversation About Race and Gender - YWCA El Paso Del Norte Region

A Conversation About Race and Gender

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Header: A Conversation about Race and Gender. A venn diagram outlined in light gray. In the middle are the words: equity, justice, dignity, movement, and equalityWe often hear the Civil Rights Movement and the Women’s Suffrage Movements spoken of separately even though they both sought equality for a disenfranchised group. But many women suffragists were actively against women of color receiving the right to vote and many women felt left out of the Civil Rights Movement. For too long, race and gender have been considered separate “issues.” Join YWCA for a virtual conversation with El Paso community members to discuss the historical differentiation of race and gender movements, the overlap of goals, and why we cannot discuss one without the other.



Event Details

Wednesday, July 15th

6-7:30 pm

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Sybonae Acosta, Senior at Loretto Academy, Founder of Political Awareness Club

Ouisa Davis, Attorney, Community Activist

Kyra Lewis, Vice President, Black Student Union, UTEP

Dr. Irma Montelongo, Associate Professor of Practice, Chicano Studies, UTEP

Dr. Kathleen Staudt, Professor Emerita of Political Science, UTEP

Moderated by Dr. Ann Horak, Associate Professor of Practice, UTEP

Want to submit a question or conversation idea? Send it to us by 12 pm on Monday, July 13th here!