At YWCA, we know there's no racial justice without gender justice, and no gender justice without racial justice. It's important to recognize how different forms of oppression overlap, and intersectionality teaches us why this mindset is vital in our fight for equity and justice for all.
We often refer to little known facts as trivia. However, sometimes these facts are unknown simply because they’ve been ignored culturally, not because they actually are trivial. Here is a roundup of some underappreciated accomplishments by women throughout history and in our present day.
Racism can take many forms, but not all forms are immediately recognizable. By understanding the different ways racism can manifest, we can understand the best ways to combat it as individuals and a community.
Despite the STEM field's explosive growth, its workforce lacks equitable representation. We spoke with YWCA's Femme2STEM Program Manager Shalaya Manneh to get her insight on the gender and racial divide within the STEM field, and what progress must be made to change it.
Although medical professionals are meant to treat all patients equally and with respect, there are intrinsically racist elements to the healthcare system itself. Systemic racism within the medical field is called Medical Racism.
Black History Month is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of Black leaders from our region and beyond, as well as engage in conversations about how to better support Black community members today.