Michelle Osborne

Race & Social Justice
Summary
Michelle Osborne is the Race and Social Justice Manager for YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish.

A former prosecutor and trial lawyer, her work has long explored racial equity and social justice issues, including the prevention of violence against women and children, the pervasive nature of state-sanctioned violence against people of color, societal and cultural roles for women, and leadership development for girls and women.

Michelle directed the rape crisis center at a YWCA in Silicon Valley, and ran a multi-community outreach project for a large domestic violence agency. She has served as an appointed commissioner to the Santa Clara County (California) Commission on the Status of Women, and chaired the board of WILD, a women’s human rights leadership institute. Michelle attended Seattle’s Roosevelt High School, and is a graduate of Princeton University. She received her law degree from UCLA, and is a member of the California bar. Michelle is working on a brief history of violence against women. She lives in Seattle with her family.

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October 31, 2018
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I sat down to talk with Doris O’Neal, Director of YWCA’s Domestic Violence Services Program. Together more
August 29, 2018
Part I of this series focused on the historical aspect of how women of color are silenced. Hearing the voices of women of color means having them more
July 25, 2018
Silencing the voices of black, Native American, Asian American & Pacific Islander, and Latinx women is so common that it’s an American societal more
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Tue, 11/28/2017 - 17:00

A former prosecutor and trial lawyer, her work has long explored racial equity and social justice issues, including the prevention of violence against women and children, the pervasive nature of state-sanctioned violence against people of color, societal and cultural roles for women, and leadership development for girls and women.

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mosborne@ywcaworks.org
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Manager
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