YWCA of Asheville receives grant for racial justice work

Press release from YWCA of Asheville:

YWCA of Asheville, an organization with the mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all, will further the community’s understanding of racism and its impacts through interactive and accessible racial justice workshops thanks to a $23,935 grant from Dominion Energy.

The grant is part of the company’s social justice fund created in 2020 in response to the death of George Floyd and other Black Americans. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is providing funding.

“We are really excited to partner with Dominion Energy to further our Racial Justice work.” said Chief Advancement Officer Coryn Harris. “Our popular three-part online Racial Justice workshop series are free and online, and we have folks from all over the state joining these conversations.”

The grant will support us as we work to build a more interactive, inclusive and accessible online learning experience. If you are interested in learning more about our online workshop, or want to sign up please visit: https://www.ywcaofasheville.org/what-we-do/eliminating-racism/racial-justice-workshop/

In 2020, Dominion Energy committed $5 million for organizations and programs supporting social justice, equality, and community rebuilding. The company also committed $25 million to 11 historically Black colleges and universities and $10 million for Educational Equity scholarships benefiting minority students. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation committed $1 million to aid COVID-19 relief efforts across the United States in support of
national organizations such as the American Red Cross, as well as to address local needs.

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