Stand Against Racism explores Native American culture

Native American history and culture will be discussed Wednesday during the YWCA Greater Green Bay’s October installment of its Stand Against Racism series.

The free program begins at noon at the YWCA, 230 S. Madison St.

Speakers will share specific examples relating to their respective tribes and personal experiences. they will also share how things for Native Americans have changed over time, the challenges they are experiencing and what improvements they have seen.

The presenters are Lisa Poupart and Jennifer K. Gauthier.

Gauthier is an enrolled member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. She has worked on the Menominee Indian Reservation for nearly 20 years and is the community development educator with the University of Wisconsin-Extension in Menominee County/Nation. She is also the chairperson of the Menominee Language and Culture Commission.

Poupart is a member of the Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Anishinaabeg. She is an associate professor of the First Nations Studies Program and co-directs the Education Center for First Nations Studies. Her work is concerned with First Nations generational healing of historic trauma.

For registration, call 920-432-5581. For information, contact Kay Baranczyk at

The YWCA has scheduled six Stand Against Racism presentations during 2017-2018. The next presentation will be on Feb. 28 and will discuss Jewish Faith and culture.