Mark your calendars and join us at our events this spring!
11th Annual Stand Against Racism
April 29, 2022
Join YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish and Town Hall Seattle for an afternoon discussion about the harmful effects of racism in media. This virtual event is FREE but registration is required.
This year’s theme is Journalism, Race, and Gender and will focus on the harmful effects of racism and gender bias in news media from the perspective of local BIPOC journalists and Black-owned media outlets.
Hear from featured speaker Naomi Ishisaka (The Seattle Times, Assistant Managing Editor for Diversity & Inclusion), Marcus Harrison Green (South Seattle Emerald, Publisher), and Florangela Davila (KNKX, News Director), and learn about the history and role of Black-owned media with The Seattle Medium and Converge Media.
Winning Within with Dominique Dawes
May 24, 2022
Winning Within: Resilience, Mental Health & the Next Generation
An intergenerational dialogue with wellness advocate and trailblazing Olympian Dominique Dawes about athletics and developing resilience, strength, and well-being for our youth and our community. Registration will open soon. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when.
Bertha Pitts Campbell Equity Awards
June 9, 2022
YWCA is celebrating and elevating the work of individuals and companies that are working every day to help make equity and justice a reality through the Bertha Pitts Campbell Equity Awards.
These awards honor people taking action to eliminate racism and empower women; who are breaking down systemic barriers and promoting opportunities for women and girls to thrive and lead, particularly in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.
We're currently seeking nominations for youth, longtime advocates, and companies large and small that are actively working to promote racial and gender equity in our community.
STAY TUNED: Our Luncheon is back in September
We're getting ready to put on another incredible YWCA Inspire Luncheon this September and look forward to announcing our keynote speaker soon. Sign up today to be one of first to receive Luncheon updates.
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