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April 30, 2019
Consumption of products by white Americans is producing pollution that overwhelmingly impacts non-white communities. This disparity between who causes the pollution, and who is forced to suffer from it, is an example of what’s called environmental racism and it has big implications on the health and safety of black neighborhoods like South Seattle.

Legislative Wins and the Advocates Who Made Them

May 14, 2019
After some huge wins in Olympia, we’re showing our appreciation for the advocates, volunteers, and partners who made this year a success, and giving you the chance to thank your lawmakers for passing important bills to help Washington women and their families thrive.

How White Consumption Pollutes Black Communities

April 30, 2019
Consumption of products by white Americans is producing pollution that overwhelmingly impacts non-white communities. This disparity between who causes the pollution, and who is forced to suffer from it, is an example of what’s called environmental racism and it has big implications on the health and safety of black neighborhoods like South Seattle.

How a license plate can send you to jail

March 19, 2019
"I was targeted." Former YWCA program participant Mindy Woods shares her story of how a discriminatory license suspension led to huge fines and her arrest, all for buying a used car that only had one license plate on it.

YWCA's Fight for Gender Equity

March 12, 2019
YWCA has a long history of being on the front line of pushing for gender equity in our community. In honor of Women's History Month, we're highlighting a few of the major milestones of that work here in Washington state.

We tell the stories of those with lived experiences of racism and sexism and invite supporters to take concrete actions to correct the root causes of disparity in our communities.

 
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