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What is the School-to-Prison Pipeline?

September 29, 2020
Our education system should be empowering students to achieve their dreams, but for Black students, schools can instead create inequities that block their success. One of the major ways this occurs is through the school-to-prison pipeline.

Teaching Race & Social Justice Through a Free Library

September 28, 2020
On Juneteenth of this year, our staff at the Pathways for Women YWCA location in Lynnwood unveiled a Little Free Library dedicated to race and social justice literature as well as uplifting Black women and girls as authors.

Remembering RBG & Defending Democracy

September 23, 2020
As YWCAs across the country mourn the loss of Justice Ginsburg, we are determined to continue carrying out her legacy as a principled, dignified defender of justice for all.

How to Give 10k Washingtonians the Right to Vote

August 25, 2020
Here in Washington, we fight to expand the right to vote, not suppress it. That’s why we’ve been one of the leading states in the nation on voting by mail. But we still have work to do, as the right to vote is withheld from the 10,000 people in our state who are out on community supervision following their jail sentence. 

Reading On A Mission: Incarceration and Black Women

August 11, 2020
America's system of mass incarceration has greatly exacerbated the racial and gender inequities across our nation. Black and immigrant women are in the sights of the overlapping prison system, deportation system, and widespread sexual assault. This month's reading list focuses on these women who are incarcerated, and elevates their stories in their own voices.

Staff Spotlight: Healthcare and Race

July 28, 2020
YWCA's Health Access programs work to increase wellness and safety in our community and reduce systemic barriers that drive inequities in health care access, chronic disease, and life span. We talked with Kiasha Gamble and Maisy Lane from YWCA's Health Access programs about how the healthcare system prevents us from achieving racial equity.
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