NCCJ and YWCA Partner to Battle Racism

NCCJ and YWCA Partner to Battle Racism

Apr 05, 2016

By Jason Papallo, NCCJ E-Communications & Marketing Specialist

The National Conference for Community and Justice anti-racism workshop for adults is approaching.

Participants can join NCCJ and partner YWCA in strategizing on ways to end racism while becoming active racial justice advocates. The two-day event will take place at NCCJ headquarters, reflecting a Mar. 22 event open to residents of Greenwich and greater Fairfield County. 

According to a recent report, the event was an engaging affair that offered historical perspective while starting a dialogue around the racial issues of today. 

“The conversation didn’t start here, but it is a step. We believe racism can end, and it can end because I had something to do with it and we had something to do with it,” said Cynthia Martin, director of programs at NCCJ and discussion leader, in the article.

Martin also said that the current generation should correct the results of historical racial injustice despite not being at fault for such atrocities. 

 “We associate racism with the KKK and white supremacy, but it’s not like that,” said Martin. 

Martin cited unconscious oppression as part of the problem. 

“Change hinges on our ability to separate fault from responsibility,” said Martin. 

The NCCJ and YWCA’s two-day anti-racism workshop's date will be announced soon, and is open to adults of all ages. 

 


About the National Conference for Community and Justice

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