Gain Perspective from Dr. Hedy Lemar Walls
Over the past year our community has faced challenges and crises with the pandemic, gun violence, trials, murders and more. With all of these, we have examined and evaluated through our equity work, how this affects all our neighbors. There has been pain. There has been panic.
There has also been perseverance. There has been purpose. The perseverance and purpose to… Be Better. Do Better. Live Better.
The only way real change and real understanding happens is when we have the strength to continue to grow and learn. Our equity work takes ongoing effort. We are looking and learning about how we have more opportunities to explore and expand our experiences on our equity journey. We hope you can take some time to review the resources in this month’s Connection and recharge and rejuvenate for the New Year.
Whether it is the Equity Leadership Institute, Transformational Workplace Culture series, custom training, free online classes or more, the YMCA Equity Innovation Center 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 of Excellence Connection.
Experience Enlightening Videos
Explore inclusive ways to celebrate the wonderful holidays in our community.
Read Noteworthy Books
Find in Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman that anything is possible when our voices join together. As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have the power to make changes--big or small--in the world, in their communities, and in most importantly, in themselves.
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.
Listen to Sonya Renee Taylor and Brene Brown talk about body shame, radical self-love and social justice in this podcast episode.
Explore Organizations Increasing Equity and Becoming More Inclusive
Learn more about when Bloomington declared racism as a public health crisis and how the community worked together to determine its racial equity priorities using the social determinants of health and identifying ways to ensure that systems support all who live, work and play in the city.