Black History Month is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of Black leaders from our region and beyond, as well as engage in conversations about how to better support Black community members today.
Since the start of the pandemic, YWCA has been meeting the critical needs of women and families in the community. COVID-19 forced us to respond and adapt quickly, and find ways to deliver socially distant services at 20+ locations across King and Snohomish Counties.
In the face of violent threats to our democracy, the inauguration of Kamala Harris is a reminder that collective action and civic engagement can yield powerful change for women, girls, and BIPOC communities.
Last year, 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.