At the Intersection of Reckoning & Resolution:
Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis

YWCA USA is proud to debut our new video series called, At the Intersections of Reckoning and Resolution, designed to feature conversations with fearless movers, innovative shakers, rainmakers, passionate trailblazers, and sartorial inspirations who are working to organize, disrupt, and destroy barriers around issues like racial justice, equal pay, domestic violence, and entrepreneurship.

This year as we kick off our video series during our annual  Stand Against Racism initiative our videos highlight the 2021 theme, From Declarations to Change: Address Racism as a Public Health Crisis. This theme is designed to unite voices across the country to educate on, advocate for, and demand racial justice work be seen for what it is; a public health emergency.

In this series, we invite systemic racism experts to talk about the myriad of ways structural inequality affects public health outcomes in their field. Whether that be in the realm of immigration, reproductive and sexual health, mental health, criminal justice systems, the healthcare system overall, or other fields that intersect with public health outcomes.

Please join us as we listen to the insights of women who are doing the work to address Racism as a Public Health crisis in their communities, organizations, and across the nation.

Mónica Ramírez

CEO of Justice for Migrant Women

Topic: Racism as a Public Health Crisis within Latinx Communities and amongst Migrant Women

Wendy Waters-Connell

CEO of YWCA Hamilton

Topic: Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis within Native American Communities

Yasmin Vafa

Executive Director of Rights for Girls

Topic: Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis as it relates to the Criminalization of Girls of Color

Cynthia Langtiw

Clinical Psychology Professor at University of Chicago

Topic: Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis as it relates to Mental Health, Health Care Systems, and Immigration