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.
YWCA utilizes hundreds of volunteers each year. Some come for one-time service, but many are here for the long haul. Volunteers have the power to affect great change through acts big and small. As we approach National Volunteer Week, we want to honor a few volunteers whose work literally transforms lives.
Our Stand Against Racism event helps raise awareness about systematic and structural racism and helps us build a community in the fight for equity and justice. This year, our focus is on Environmental Racism and the impact our environments have on marginalized communities.
As YWCA embarks on our 130th year of service, we are doubling down on our mission to eliminate racism and empower women by addressing the lack of stable and affordable housing options through downstream program services and upstream advocacy work during this year’s legislative session.
For almost 30 years, this local Seattle quilting group has created more than 5,000 beautiful handmade quilts for women in domestic violence shelters. We sat down with Penny Hazelton, the lead organizer of Flying Colors, to learn more about the work her group does.