Eliminating Systemic Racism

Join us, the Humility of Mary Sisters and ACTION of Youngstown as we work together to present a two-day event to address systemic racism in the Mahoning Valley: ANTI-RACISM at the Crossroads: Healing the Great Divide 2. 

The workshop will be Friday evening April 30 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday May 1 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The program is being hosted entirely via Zoom. 

To register for the program, please contact Sr. Mary Stanco, HM at [email protected] or visit www.actionoh.com.  After registering, participants will be sent a link to a recording of the first workshop as well as a reflection question to prepare for this free event.

Host Madonna Chism Pinkard discusses systemic racism with Sister Patricia and Shelia Triplett.

To view a video of Ursuline Sister Patricia McNicholas and Ursuline Associate Shelia Triplett discussing the program on WFMJ’s Community Connection show, click here.

The workshop’s facilitators, Sister Patricia Chappelle, SNDdeN and Sister Anne-Louise Nadeau, SNDdeN, facilitated a conversation on becoming Anti-racist in November 2020.  Over 50 participants were invited to reflect on clear definitions, attitudes and behaviors that enabled racism in seven separate systems.  This was followed by a presentation on specific ways to transform those attitudes and behaviors.

During this workshop, participants will narrow down seven systems to the one that we want to specifically address in the Mahoning Valley.  A follow up meeting has been planned for May 22 at 10:00 am also via zoom.  Our goal is to plan a specific action that will impact the causes and effects of racism in that system in our Valley.     

For additional information please contact Vicki Vicars at [email protected] or at 330-717-8953.