Connections: YWCA Program Seeks To Bridge Cultural Divides
In 2014, the YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County initiated a program called Person2Person to try to improve race relations, reduce prejudice, and bridge cultural differences. Here's how it works: individuals participate in a nine-month experience during which they're paired with someone from a different racial and ethnic background. These "partner pairs" meet every two weeks, discussing each other's perspectives, interests, challenges, and more. If the program works, then the partner pairs will better understand other perspectives, and learn to confront their own prejudices.
We talk about the program and its impact with our guests: