Consumption of products by white Americans is producing pollution that overwhelmingly impacts non-white communities. This disparity between who causes the pollution, and who is forced to suffer from it, is an example of what’s called environmental racism and it has big implications on the health and safety of black neighborhoods like South Seattle.
April's blog theme is "activation" and few do it better than our Snohomish County Luncheon client speaker, Jennifer Bereskin. Jennifer shared a snapshot of her experience overcoming homelessness, domestic abuse, and alcohol addiction. This is her story.
As we prepare for our Stand Against Racism event and our Snohomish County Luncheon with speaker Nikki Giovanni, we take a look at the connection between Black Consciousness and mental health, their relationship, and how that informs access to health care.
Learn more about YWCA volunteer Jeanna who works at Angeline’s Day Center, teaching a weekly Nia Movement class to YWCA clients and staff since 2017. Jeanna uses Nia Movement as a mode of exercise and healing for the women we serve.
The last day of the Washington State Legislative session is April 28, and the final date to pass legislation through both houses is next week. Join us to go all in for Washington women in the final push to pass legislation.
YWCA is on a mission to make sure women and girls of color have the same resources and opportunities to earn a fair wage and build a stable career. Read previous blog posts from us on how equal pay is not a one size fits all request, how women of color are impacted by pay discrimination, as well as additional resources.