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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. 

A Sisterhood of Support - BABES Network

November 20, 2023
Since 1989, YWCA's BABES Network has worked to eliminate the stigma around HIV through education, outreach, advocacy, and more, reducing the isolation women living with HIV feel with their "sisterhood of support."

What are Microaggressions?

November 8, 2023
Our biases are a byproduct of our environment and background, and they influence our perception of the world. Although some people's bias manifests in the form of racism, bias can also result in subtler forms of discrimination called microaggressions.

YWCA's Week Without Violence

October 12, 2023
For over 20 years during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, YWCAs across the country have set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence, during which we raise awareness, elevate survivor voices, talk with policymakers, and unite under a common goal: centering survivors and working together to end gender-based violence.

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