Widely thought of as African American Independence Day, Juneteenth is a celebration of the official end of slavery. Serving as a symbol of total freedom from slave trade across all states, today Juneteenth provides an opportunity to reflect on what progress is still needed, as well as celebrate Black joy and community.
Pride Month honors the history of the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States and those fighting for LGBTQIA+ rights today. YWCA believes in the importance of celebrating our community, and to do that, we've compiled pieces about these historic moments and articles written by members of the LGBTQIA+ community from today.
Earlier this month, we held our 12th annual Stand Against Racism event. 2023's theme was Environmental Racism, and we discussed how racial justice is tied to climate justice, and how we can advocate for it nationally, statewide, and locally.
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. This is a time to recognize the contributions of AAPI Americans to the culture of the United States and to honor their achievements and invaluable place in the history of our nation.
YWCA’s Stand Against Racism is an annual event to acknowledge our commitment to combating racism and a reminder of the work that still needs to be done. Expand your understanding of the lasting impacts of racism and the evolution of anti-racism with help from these resources.