Gain Perspective from Dr. Hedy Lemar Walls
August is the time when we are enjoying the last days of summer and getting ready for kids to go back to school. With the effects of the pandemic and distance learning, there are youth who have fallen behind in their academics and they are spending time this summer going to school and trying to catch up. The wonderful educators, along with their parents and guardians, are collaborating with youth to help them keep on track with their necessary educational requirements and valuable enriching experiences.
It is the experiences we have when we are young that help shape our view of the world and provides the foundation that we are building upon in our equity journeys. We know that we need to always be learning in order to continue to grow. This is a good time of the year to assess where we are in our equity journey and explore new programs, activities and resources to continue to be enlightened and inspired to make changes and create opportunities so all can thrive in our community.
Whether it is the Transformational Workplace Culture series, custom training, free online classes or more, the YMCA’s UnitedHealth Group Equity Innovation Center of Excellence is here for you to intentionally engage in thought-provoking experiences and resources that will expand your knowledge and skills. We hope you will join us as you continue your equity journey.
Connect with our team to discuss how we can support you.
Read past issues of the UnitedHealth Group Equity Innovation Center Connection.
Experience Enlightening Videos
Watch Food Justice that offers a rare look into the lives of people experiencing homelessness and poverty. This production viewed through a social justice lens emphasizes that all people deserve access to healthier foods.
Read Noteworthy Books
Learn from Tarana Burke and Dr. Brené Brown who brought together a dynamic group of Black writers, organizers, artists, academics, and cultural figures to discuss the topics the two have dedicated their lives to understanding and teaching: vulnerability and shame resilience.
Strengthen Our Community Together
With your support, the Y is making an impact right now for you and your neighbors. See the many ways in which we are making a difference.
Explore Organizations Increasing Equity and Becoming More Inclusive
Learn more about how the Rotary is engaging its members and community partners in meaningful dialogue about the history of race. Rotarians are engaged in courageous conversations regarding the truth about the inequities created in our country and the impact of racial disparities.