2019 marks the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and, for Pride Month, we're diving into the history of this event, its importance to the Gay Liberation movement of today, and the black woman who's been erased from the history of this critical turning point.
YWCA's volunteers were ALL IN for this year's Luncheons. From the centerpiece party to the day-of details, our volunteers made both events a huge success and supported the women and families served by YWCA.
Over the course of YWCA's 2019 Luncheons, more than 1,300 supporters raised over a million dollars in support of eliminating racism and empowering women. This year's theme was "All In for Washington Women" and we thank our community for showing up in force, changing the lives of women and families in our region.
This month we'd like to dedicate our blog to appreciating the many groups and individuals who help YWCA's mission, like our King County Luncheon speaker, Rebecca Bauer. Learn more about Rebecca's inspiring journey with YWCA, including overcoming homelessness and domestic abuse, and finding stability as a single mother.
After some huge wins in Olympia, we’re showing our appreciation for the advocates, volunteers, and partners who made this year a success, and giving you the chance to thank your lawmakers for passing important bills to help Washington women and their families thrive.
Last week we participated in YWCA's annual Stand Against Racism campaign with events across King and Snohomish counties. This week's blog provides a wrap-up of how we took a stand at our various locations.