The Women's Center is committed to providing equal treatment to our diverse community with a fully integrated and educated staff. Diversity is our strength and we celebrate it by helping individuals of all ages, races, nationalities, religions, physical abilities and sexual orientations. We pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment that respects multiple traditions, heritages, and experiences. Our goal is to eliminate discrimination by becoming change agents in the workplace and the community.
Our commitment statement is "Our Diversity is Our Strength."
The Women's Center is committed to providing equal treatment to our diverse community with a fully integrated and education staff. If the diversity of our staff creates a difficulty for you we can refer you to another agency.
Dismantling Racism Team
The Dismantling Racism Team is made up of four staff members, including CEO Claudia Ratzlaff, who were trained in the Dismantling Racism model through the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women (NJCBW). This team helps to be the steering committee for the other parts of the Cultural Competency Initiative.
The Caucuses are made up of two groups -- The White Women's Caucus and The Women of Color Caucus. The focus of The Caucuses is to dialogue and implement strategies of change within the organization. The Caucuses initially meet together, break into the separate caucuses to dialogue about their experiences in the workplace and the community, and then reform as the larger caucuses to develop strategies. The Caucuses help to keep the staff involved accountable to the process and to create a forum for safe dialogue about racism and white privilege.
The Women's Center is available to provide customized training for organizations, government partners, or nonprofit agencies interested in doing Cultural Competency and Dismantling Racism Initiatives. For additional information about our training opportunities, please contact us at 609-601-9925 ext. 214
Cultural Competency Committee
The CCC facilitates internal events to the Agency staff that are fun and informative. The main focus is to build capacity of knowledge and information regarding Social Justice through an easily accessible point. Some past events include Women's Equality Day Jeopardy, Civil Rights History Celebration, the Black History Month Party and includes information on the monthly training and events calendar
"Things I Remember: A Conversation on Racism in the US" Performance
June 30, 2014
Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church