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.

What is Ableism?

March 8, 2024
Approximately 1.3 billion people (16% of the world's population, or 1 in 6 people) experience a significant disability. Despite this, ableism — discrimination against people with disabilities — is prevalent in our day-to-day lives in many large and small ways.

130 years of YWCA's dedication to Racial Justice

February 13, 2024
For 130 years, YWCA has been dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and fighting for the rights of everyone in our community and beyond so all have the opportunity to thrive. Learn about our commitment to and history of racial justice, and what YWCA has done for the community in our 130 years of service.

Women of the Civil Rights Movement

January 12, 2024
In recognition of the upcoming 2024 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, here’s a list of media resources that shine a light on the critical (and often overlooked) role of BIPOC women in the civil rights movement. 

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