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Children’s  Karate

Children’s Karate is geared toward kids ages 5-12.  This class will focus on providing tools for the child to grow into a strong role model. Participants are taught that Karate starts and ends in self-defense and it should never be used to harm others. They are also taught the importance of leading by example, building their self-confidence and the self-confidence of others. This class includes 1 additional class each week at the Phoenix Karate Academy Dojo in Auburn.

Next class May 3rd – June 21st

The cost of the program is: $100 for non-members $90 for members plus an additional uniform fee

 

 

 

 

Stand Against Racism

Bates College Senior Alyse Bigger, YWCA Executive Director Kathy Durgin-Leighton, Keynote Speaker Sarah Davis, Keynote Speaker Dr. Joyce Gibson

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On Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, the YWCA of Central Maine located at 130 East Avenue in Lewiston, joined over 200 YWCA’s nationwide in taking a “Stand Against Racism”. “Stand Against Racism” is a movement of the YWCA that aims to eliminate racism by raising awareness through this annual event.

The YWCAs in America and around the world have a rich history of advocating for racial justice and today is no exception. The YWCA’s One Imperative adopted by the National YWCA movement in 1970 commands us: To thrust our collective power toward the elimination of racism, wherever it exists and by any means necessary. It is the One Imperative that guides our process to eliminate injustices in employment, education, healthcare, housing, human services and other areas that affect the quality of an individual’s

Throughout our history, the YWCA has been in the forefront of most major movements in the United States as a pioneer in race relations, labor union representation, and the empowerment of women. On Saturday, we not only intend to raise awareness of the issues of racism, we intend to affect real change in the lives of our family, friends and co-workers through a process that identifies and eradicates the barriers that divide us and that perpetuate racism and other forms of oppression. As individuals learn what has kept us apart, they will develop new ways of working cooperatively by creating new models of shared resources and perspectives. Our goal is not to pave the way for the future. It is to create the future – a better future for all.