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Stella Steps Out 2018

Start Date
6:00 pm
End Date
10:00 pm
Sodo Park
Stella Steps Out
Enjoy a lively evening of dancing, food & drinks, remembrance, and celebration.

Cocktails On A Mission 2018

Start Date
6:00 pm
End Date
8:00 pm
Bellevue Arts Museum
Cocktails On A Mission
Come together for women and girls in our community, have a 'cocktail on a mission', and visit BAM's latest exhibition.

Shades of Leadership 2018

Start Date
6:00 pm
End Date
8:30 pm
Palace Ballroom
2018 Shades of Leadership
Join us to celebrate female-identified youth of color who are leading the way in our community at our annual benefit for YWCA GirlsFirst.


What have you done for you lately?

August 15, 2018 Blog Post
August 15 is National Relaxation Day! This week we discuss the importance of self-care specifically for black women and the health benefits it entails.

Turnout Surges in Washington Primary

August 14, 2018 Blog Post
A week ago on August 7, Washington state held its 2018 midterm primary election. Federal, state, and local representatives were on the ballot, including for U.S. Senator and each of the 10 U.S. House of Representative seats.

Immigrants Make Us Stronger: A Case Study of Japan

August 8, 2018 Blog Post
We can look at Japan as an example of the horrible consequences of anti-immigration policies. The human cost of xenophobia impacts all of us, including our more vulnerable senior citizens.

Black Women Equal Pay Day

August 7, 2018 Blog Post
August 7 is Black Women Equal Pay Day. In this week's blog we discuss what the day means and what may contribute to the wage disparity for women of color, specifically black women.

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

August 1, 2018 Blog Post
July 30 was World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. On this day we seek to raise awareness about the issue of trafficked persons being a worldwide crisis, encourage support for the prevention of human trafficking, and take action to protect victims of trafficking.

The Ethics of Storytelling: A How-to Guide

July 31, 2018 Blog Post
When collecting and presenting stories of people experiencing homelessness, it is important to follow these guidelines and best practices to ensure that your organization's storytelling is ethical, accommodating, and representative of the community you serve.