2014 Week Without Violence Blog Carnival

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Commemorating Women’s Equality Day

Thursday, August 21, 2014

By Samantha Plotino Mission Based Coordinator, YWCA Bergen County  Historically, women in the United States have grappled with the perceived notion that they are not equal to men. It’s easy to forget that until 1920, women were not allowed to vote: they were, essentially, rendered voiceless. Often subjected to a lesser status in society, women… Continue Reading Commemorating Women’s Equality Day

Generation Progress: “Never Be Afraid to Take Educated Risks”

Friday, July 25, 2014

by Alexis Demandante and Gretchen Oertli  Communications and Advocacy Interns, YWCA USA Generation Progress hosted its annual Make Progress Summit last week, where millennials from across the DC area and from all over the country joined progressive leaders in discussing problems facing our generation. Workshops and panels covered topics like the student debt crisis, sexual assault… Continue Reading Generation Progress: “Never Be Afraid to Take Educated Risks”

The Academic Achievement Gap: an Issue of Racial Justice

Thursday, April 26, 2012

by Rachel Krinsky CEO, YWCA Madison, Wisc. Today’s racism, especially in politically-correct Madison, Wisc., is embedded in our institutions and opportunity structures, often hidden behind politeness.  To address racism and the effects of racism in today’s world, we have to change systems, invest significant resources, and give particular consideration to solutions that come directly from… Continue Reading The Academic Achievement Gap: an Issue of Racial Justice