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Seven Things to Know this Native Women's Equal Pay Day

September 26, 2018
Native American Women's Equal Pay Day is September 27. On this day we recognize the work Native women have to do to catch up to the earnings of their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts in the previous year. Native women experience the second-worst wage gap among women of color, earning 57 cents for every dollar.

The Meaning of Citizenship

September 19, 2018
Constitution Day or Citizenship Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia. This week, I will be sharing my personal story about my journey to becoming a U.S. citizen.

Literacy in the Community

September 5, 2018
September 8 is International Literacy Day! And while we will be celebrating by reading a book, either real or digital, millions of Americans will not be able to do the same. On this day we shine a spotlight on global literacy needs and how they empower individuals and communities.

How American Society Habitually Silences Women of Color Part II

August 29, 2018
Part I of this series focused on the historical aspect of how women of color are silenced. Hearing the voices of women of color means having them participate in all aspects of society, valuing their contributions. In this final part of our two-part series, we explore modern day silencing of women of color in American society and suggest ways to bring their voices forward into the conversation.

Volunteer Highlight: Abby and Susan

August 23, 2018
Every year kids from all over the world celebrate their birthday. Family Village Issaquah (FVI) works to make birthdays special with the birthday bags program. This program is special to FVI because of the dedication of two volunteers. We would like to highlight these volunteers, Abby and Susan, for their amazing work with YWCA.

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