YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish leaders joined YWCAs from across the nation to fill the halls of Congress with persimmon during the 2019 YWCA National Conference. There, they promoted the policies, programs, and funding needed to ensure a safe, economically secure future for women and girls.
2019 marks the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and, for Pride Month, we're diving into the history of this event, its importance to the Gay Liberation movement of today, and the black woman who's been erased from the history of this critical turning point.
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.
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.
The last day of the Washington State Legislative session is April 28, and the final date to pass legislation through both houses is next week. Join us to go all in for Washington women in the final push to pass legislation.
"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.