The “Other” Immigrants: Finding Solidarity While Maintaining Authenticity

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The “Other” Immigrants: Finding Solidarity While Maintaining Authenticity

Thursday, August 1, 2013

By Monique I. Liston Co-founder, All Black Everything Our focus on comprehensive immigration reform is an opportunity for some true “Black and Brown” unity. I think that immigration reform should be more important to African Americans as we continue to critically discuss the realities of economics, education, and work in this society. People often forget… Continue Reading The “Other” Immigrants: Finding Solidarity While Maintaining Authenticity

YWCA Missoula Staff Inspired at YWCA USA Annual Conference in D.C.

Monday, June 24, 2013

By Erin Barstow, YWCA Missoula GUTS! Program Coordinator Originally published on 6/14/13 The YWCA USA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., encompassed four days of women speakers, presenters and voices. Whether participating in one-on-one networking opportunities or listening to the inspiring speakers, the message was strong and clear: women of the YWCA speak with conviction. Women are daring, dreaming and… Continue Reading YWCA Missoula Staff Inspired at YWCA USA Annual Conference in D.C.

What Women Want: A Blog Carnival for Immigration Reform

Thursday, May 30, 2013

On June 6, 2013, we’re convening YWCA local associations, immigration reform activists and our national partners to call on Capitol Hill for the passage of comprehensive, common-sense reform with a focus on women, girls and immigrant communities. We’re calling it: “What Women Want: A National Day of Action for Immigration Reform.” To get ready, read… Continue Reading What Women Want: A Blog Carnival for Immigration Reform

Women are a Critical Part of Immigration Reform: Let’s Include Them This Time

Thursday, May 30, 2013

By Michelle Brané and Emily Butera Women’s Refugee Commission On April 17, we at the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) welcomed the introduction of S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.” For those of us who are veterans of the immigration reform efforts of 2006 and 2007, this day marked… Continue Reading Women are a Critical Part of Immigration Reform: Let’s Include Them This Time

A Valentine’s Day Plea: Love Doesn’t Stop at Borders

Thursday, May 30, 2013

By Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas Executive Director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Originally published on 2/14/13 Valentine’s Day is a time when most of us can take a moment from our busy lives and celebrate those we love. But for many women immigrants and same-sex couples, Valentine’s Day is a time they remember their separation from those… Continue Reading A Valentine’s Day Plea: Love Doesn’t Stop at Borders