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Spotlight: Pauli Murray, ahead of her time
Anna Pauline “Pauli” Murray (November 20, 1910-July1, 1985) is not a name that is especially well-known today. But it should be. Her life, her contributions, her work, her story – all of it is remarkable. She was an important, incredible figure … Continue reading
Personal Stories: Women of Color Who Have Inspired Us and Shaped Our Lives
This month, YWCA’s 10th annual Stand Against Racism is focused on “Women of Color Leading Change.” Women of color spearhead movements, demand social justice and equity, and drive progress. Women of color have been leading change since the very beginning! … Continue reading
Ending Sexual Violence: Every Day is the Right Day to Take Action & Create Change
April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For over fifteen years, gender based violence organizations, survivors of sexual assault and allies in the fight to end violence have used this month to talk about the prevention of all forms of sexual … Continue reading
Missing Girls: How Our Country is Failing Girls of Color
By Alicia Gill, Director of Research and Program Evaluation, YWCA USA You may have seen the viral Instagram post, or the viral tweet sharing that post. Attached to the tweet was a series of photos of fourteen Black and Latinx girls, … Continue reading
Spotlight: Linda Sarsour, a leader and an inspiration
By Tiffany Wang, Digital Communications Coordinator, YWCA USA Organized by MuslimGirl, a website made for and by Muslim women, and in partnership with dozens of media organizations, today is the first-ever Muslim Women’s Day, a day that is all about centering Muslim … Continue reading
Join us for this year’s Stand Against Racism campaign!
This April marks YWCA’s 10th annual Stand Against Racism. This signature campaign provides opportunities for issue education, advocacy, and community building amongst those engaged in racial justice work. This year, we are focused on a very important theme: Women of … Continue reading
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