YWCA Northeast Indiana celebrates a community that embraces the inherent dignity of all people. To encourage awareness and acceptance of diversity, YWCA Northeast Indiana’s Level Up Council hosts Diversity Dialogues, where we bring in panelists and guest speakers to help lead the community in compelling conversation on interesting topics important to our community. We do our best to always ensure a variety of perspectives and topics that provoke deep thought.

Stay tuned for information on our next dialogue!

In our most recent event (September 15, 2022), we had a dialogue about racial and other disparities related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and addiction. The dialogue focused on how we can ensure community supports for people from historically disenfranchised racial groups are accessible to all. 

Watch the recording of the event here!

In May, we talked about the reasons for and impact of the generational wealth gap. We learned how we can impact the wealth gap in areas such as finances, banking, education, employment, job creation etc. Speakers included Pat Ashton, Rachel Blakeman, and Kibwe Cooper. Find a video recap here.

Thank you to Indiana Tech for sponsoring this event!

In February, for Black History Month, YWCA Northeast Indiana convened a panel of organizations that have worked towards racial justice and equity locally to discuss what has been done, and what needs to be done, and how people can engage. Join us for a panel discussion, Q&A time, and suggestions for action steps we can all take.

Watch the recording of the event here!