YWCA Courageous Conversation: Listen to Indigenous Voices
November 17, 2021
YWCA’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Indigenous communities have faced racism, violence, and neglect since the moment settlers first arrived in North America. They are often harmed by stereotypes and ambivalence but their voices, stories, issues, causes, and people matter and must be heard.
Join our virtual panel discussion about current issues, damaging stereotypes, and the impact on individual people and communities.
Moderator: Dr. Sylvia Acosta, CEO of YWCA El Paso del Norte Region
Dr. Michelle Hale, Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies at Arizona State University
Hankie P. Ortiz, Associate Deputy Director-Bureau Operated Schools, US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Education
Toni Stanger-McLaughlin, JD, CEO of Native American Agriculture Fund
Event Rules and Guidelines:
Profane, hateful, racist, or discriminatory language will not be tolerated
Be respectful of each speaker and other participants
Personal attacks of speakers or other participants will not be tolerated
Anyone whose comments or participation is deemed to be counterproductive, not in the spirit of the event, or as violating these guidelines will be removed from the webinar
Any opinions stated are those of the individual speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of YWCA El Paso del Norte Region.