Social & Racial Justice (SARJ)
The YWCA of Silicon Valley supports social and racial justice and has worked towards diversity and inclusion since its founding. We aim to bring together people of all racial, cultural, economic, educational, social and religious backgrounds to work towards a common goal of peace, justice, freedom, dignity, and respect for differences.
The SARJ program offers workshops for pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade students to address gender inequity and cultural or racial biases. The curriculums are based on a progressive, interactive approach that meets state standards. We help inform students about different cultures while encouraging open discussion and critical thinking. High school students receive a violence-prevention curriculum that empowers them with education and new behavioral skills. It encourages them to change harmful attitudes and stereotypes. The program helps youth:
- Deal with their aggression in a constructive way
- Examine the presentation of gender in the media and society
- Cultivate healthy relationships
We integrate this philosophy, and make it a priority to provide diversity trainings, throughout each of our programs.
What Can I Do?
A short list suggesting ways we can all use our personal power to bring about change. What Can I Do?
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Please email us at: SARJ@ywca-sv.org. Thank you for your input!