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What is Juneteenth?

June 17, 2024
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.

AAPI Heritage Month 2024 Reading List

May 28, 2024
May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month! Learn about how AAPI Heritage Month started, how it's changed over the years, and the importance of resilience, cultural celebration, solidarity, and resistance within AAPI communities.

Patricia Hayden says Farewell

May 17, 2024
After more than three decades of service, we said farewell to Patricia Hayden this month. A champion of the people, she was a trailblazer within the organization and played a major role in our legacy of racial justice. She leaves us with a final message reflecting on her time at YWCA.

Taking a Stand Against Racism 2024

May 9, 2024
April was a busy month with our various Stand Against Racism community events and the national YWCA Until Justice Just Is campaign. Learn how we engaged our community in our anti-racism work!

Why we use BIPOC

March 12, 2024
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.
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