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YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women, and ensuring all people in our community have the opportunity to thrive.
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YWCA stands in solidarity with Black Americans to demand justice. Read our letter now.

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RESCHEDULED: 2020 Seattle Inspire Luncheon

Start Date
12:00 pm
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End Date
1:30 pm
The Westin Seattle
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Valerie Jarrett
Important: the 2020 Seattle Inspire Luncheon has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 10. The event will still be at the Westin Seattle, with keynote speaker Valerie Jarrett. Tickets already purchased for the original date will be transferred to the new date automatically.

News

How Can Seattle Be a Better City for Black Women?

June 30, 2020 Blog Post
How can we build better communities where everyone is welcome and safe? We sat down with safe streets advocate and bus enthusiast Jazmine Smith to talk about how cities are designed in ways that are hostile to Black women.

YWCA COVID-19 Updates

June 29, 2020 Blog Post
Current news and updates about the impact of the public health crisis on YWCA's programs. Last updated: June 29, 2020 at 4:23 p.m.

Reading on a Mission: Centering Black Trans Womxn

June 25, 2020 Blog Post
For Pride month, we’re sharing the words and stories of Black trans womxn. In light of ongoing murders of and attacks on Black trans women and folx, it is crucial that we not only say the names of those we’ve lost, but also support the Black trans womxn in the present by elevating their voices and advocating for their safety.

What is Juneteenth?

June 17, 2020 Blog Post
Widely thought of as African American Independence Day, Juneteenth is a celebration of the official end of slavery. Serving as a symbol of total freedom from slave trade across all states, today Juneteenth provides an opportunity to reflect on what progress is still needed, as well as celebrate Black joy and community.

Job Readiness Training During a Pandemic

June 9, 2020 Blog Post
YWCA is working hard to re-employ King County residents by providing relevant job training and placement services. The Economic Advancement team is striving to build equity in our community through a new program called Work$Ready.