YWCA supports the reproductive freedom of all people to make fundamental decisions about whether and when to have children. We must use this moment to declare our vision for what full rights look like for all of us, for our children, and for generations to come.
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.
Last month we held our 11th annual Stand Against Racism, focused on discussing media, race, and gender. Learn what our expert panelists had to say about breaking down barriers to representation in media.
Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes is a trailblazing inspiration to generations of Black athletes and the featured speaker of YWCA’s upcoming event, Winning Within: Resilience, Mental Health & the Next Generation.
In 2020, YWCA decided to replace the phrase "people of color" in our communications with the umbrella term BIPOC. As a term, BIPOC centers the specific discrimination experienced by Black and Indigenous people.