Friday, October 24, 2008

YWCA Bristol wins Racial Justice Award

• BRISTOL, Tenn. — The YWCA Mid-Atlantic Regional Council presented YWCA Bristol with the 2008 Racial Justice Award earlier this month. The Bristol organization was selected from more than 50 associations within the region for its racial justice leadership and programming to promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity. YWCA Bristol was chosen for its wide-spanning racial justice programming reaching children, youth and adults in the community. Those activities include teaching children to embrace diversity through values-based, anti-bias curriculum taught at its YW Childcare Center and Wellmont Child Development Center; discussing racism, classism and elitism with teens in the Bristol Youth Leadership Program; and holding “Diversity in the Workplace” training for adults.

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