All last year, YWCA brought a traveling tapestry to community events, inviting supporters to add the names of women who inspire them. Many of the strips of cloth added to the tapestry weren’t the names of historical figures and famous trailblazers, but of mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, suggesting that the promise of an equitable future starts right in the home.
With the COVID-19 crisis disrupting life and highlighting inequities, many people are wondering how they can help support work like YWCA’s at this time. Given the current “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” mandate, we brainstormed a few ways you can stay connected with YWCA’s mission and support our essential work from where you are.
Creating equity at work can take many forms. Changing hiring practices, elevating staff of color to positions of power, as well as meetings structured around equitable decision-making can all root your workplace in social justice. Creating equity at work also means elevating the needs of historically marginalized communities. Learn how a local brewery and industry association did just that.
With every day presenting a new challenge, COVID-19 continues to impact our lives in a wide variety of ways. Many of us are currently stuck at home and wondering how we can help our community members most in need. Check out the tips below for how you can aid YWCA women and families at this crucial time.