Equity Resources

OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

Here at the Y, our mission is to create positive community change through relationships by empowering the mind, body, and spirit for ALL. Our Y will continue our journey toward creating a more inclusive and equitable Skagit through education and the amplification of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other voices of color in our community.

Each and every member of our Y family has the opportunity to be a steward of the Y’s mission for inclusion and equity for all. We invite you to join us in our journey as we continue to partner with other nonprofits and our Skagit community to be a socially responsible organization that creates positive change.

Our team has compiled a series of resources for anyone looking to learn more about equity as we all work together to create a stronger community that is welcoming to all.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The Y is working to ensure that everyone has equitable access to accurate information about the vaccines and to the vaccines themselves, especially Black and Brown communities, which have been disproportionately affected by the health and economic impacts of the virus.

Visit the vaccine resources link below for links to expert, science-backed information about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Black History Month at the Y

The history of the YMCA – like the history of the United States – is a story of incremental progress toward greater inclusion and equity for all. As we celebrate Black History Month, we invite you to engaging in opportunities to celebrate and educate yourself on Black history.

NYT Op-Docs: Captain Ed Dwight

NYT Op-Docs: Lusia Haris

The Memory Palace: Hercules

The History of Student Activism at HBCUs

What ever happened to Hazel Scott?

The Memory Palace: The House of Lowe

Daryl Davis: Why I, as a black man, attend KKK rallies

How One Man Convinced 200 Ku Klux Klan Members To Give Up Their Robes

“How Can You Hate Me When You Don’t Even Know Me?”

RESOURCES

FOR ADULTS – Beginning Your Journey: