Young Women Empowered

Let’s Talk Race Series 2018

Let’s Talk Race Series 2018:
Challenging institutional racism by connecting community organizations
and individuals through film, dialogue, storytelling and restorative justice.

Organized by Nafasi Ferrell (Y-WE Mentor) and featuring Y-WE’s Youth Leadership Council
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Radical truth and engaging facilitation came together at Race and Migration workshop, part of the let’s talk race series sponsored by the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association. The workshop was led by two participants from Young Women Empowered’s Youth Leadership Council, Ha’aheo Auwae-Dekker and Rosario Lopez, and Christina Antonakas Wallace, a local filmmaker, who is currently working on a documentary about immigration. There were 50 people in attendance, representing a wide range of gender, age, and ethnicity. The workshop invited participants to share their personal experiences with migration through a variety of activities, including an interactive timeline highlighting the racist legislation against immigrants throughout history in the US. The purpose of Let’s Talk Race is to create community through dialogue about race and the ways it impacts our lives through a variety of lenses such as religion, migration patterns, education, economics. And that’s exactly what happened at the Race and Migration workshop.”

-Zoya, YLC member (following “Migration and the World” – the first event in the Let’s Talk Race series)