Here For All: July 13-19

Saturday, July 18, 2020

To support the health and safety needs of our community, the Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA will be hosting a free COVID-19 testing event for the community on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Visit to register. 


Thursday, July 16, 2020

2019 Guggenheim Fellow and New York Times bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi will discuss his renowned book “How to Be an Antiracist” on Monday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. with Dr. Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College in Maryland. Dr. Dukes is the first African-American woman to serve as president of the College and has 30 years of progressive leadership experience and administrative responsibility in higher education. This free online discussion is and open to the public and promises to be an intriguing dialogue between two thought-leaders. Click here to register in advance. 


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Equality vs. Equity 

You may be hearing the words equality and equity a lot lately. But do you know the difference between the two words? This article breaks down how these two words differ and gives examples to help us better understand their meanings. 


Tuesday, July 14, 2020


Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another’s position.  Check out this article from on why empathy is important and how to rebuild it in our own lives. 

Want to talk to your kids about building empathy? Check out this video: What is Empathy for Kids from Sesame Street