All About Advocacy

Winter 2024

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January 15 – 6:30 – 8:00 PM – 42nd Annual MLK, Jr. Celebration – Keynote speaker is Patricia Green (see attached flyer for details).  This event is free of charge to the public. No registration is needed.


February 1 – 4 -7 PM – “I Didn’t Mean It Like that “ Intent VS. Impact – Rosie Bolen will lead us in a deeper look at micro-messaging. Gettysburg HACC Campus – Robert C. Hoffman Community Room – 731 Old Harrisburg Road. Register at RSVP by January 22.


February 8 – 6:30 P.M. – Anthony Ray Hinton will speak in the Knott Auditorium as the Black History Month keynote.  Mr. Hinton spent 30 years on death row in Alabama for a crime he did not commit.  Bryan Stevenson and the team at the Equal Justice initiative took on Hinton’s case and won his freedom in 2015.  Since his release, Hinton has traveled the world sharing his story and discussing the changes that need to be made to prevent similar injustices from happening to other people.  Please register to attend this free event at


February 5, Feb 12, Feb. 19, Feb.26, March 4 – 12- 4 p.m. YWCA USA is partnering with YWCA Madison to offer a Racial Justice Series. This is a six-week holistic and practice-based journey for intersectional racial justice learning and unlearning. Throughout the series, participants will:


  •  Explore and reflect on the historical context of the construction of the system of racial inequity and its ongoing impact at the personal, relational, cultural, and systemic levels.
  • Explore and reflect on the histories of resilience and resistance in the face of the ongoing violence of the system of racial inequity, and practice re-signifying their wisdom for today.
  • Practice to recognize and disrupt beliefs and behaviors at a personal/relational level, cultural norms and structures at an organizational level that perpetuate dominance and oppression dynamics, and the system of racial inequity.


Participants must commit to attending all six sessions of four hours each. Sessions are offered virtually Mondays 12- 4 p.m. EST on February 5, Feb 12, Feb. 19, Feb.26, March 4. Register by Jan. 12, 2024 to take part in the Racial Justice Series.


Questions? Need further information?

Contact YWCA Advocacy Director Nancy Lilley at gro.grubsttegacwy@yelliln or 717-334-9171 ext. 115.

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