“We Shall Overcome” Racial Injustice: Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement

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“We Shall Overcome” Racial Injustice: Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement

Friday, April 26, 2013

By Joan Witherspoon Norris, Director of Social Justice, and Jacob Smith, Donor Relations Specialist YWCA of Central Alabama This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. In 1963, Birmingham, Alabama was at the center of these momentous events that would change history. Sit-ins at lunch counters, Dr. Martin… Continue Reading “We Shall Overcome” Racial Injustice: Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement

Why We Need Fair, Comprehensive Immigration Reform Now

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

By Qudsia Jafree Senior Policy Associate, Racial Justice & Civil Rights, YWCA USA  “Once I thought to write a history of the immigrants in America. Then I discovered that the immigrants were American history.” – Oscar Handlin, 1952 Pulitzer Prize winner for “The Uprooted“ Immigration reform is a major focus in the news and of policymakers at… Continue Reading Why We Need Fair, Comprehensive Immigration Reform Now

Closer to the DREAM: Obama’s New Policy a Good First Step for Young, Undocumented Immigrants

Friday, June 22, 2012

by Felicia Collins Correia CEO, YWCA Tulsa, Okla. YWCA Tulsa has operated an immigrant and refugee program for nearly 30 years, serving newcomers to Tulsa through classes, document filing support, legal assistance, health programs, and advocacy. Thousands of people have come through our doors for decades, and we’ve seen up close the impact that federal… Continue Reading Closer to the DREAM: Obama’s New Policy a Good First Step for Young, Undocumented Immigrants

H.R. 4970 Provisions will Hurt the Most Vulnerable Women: Why the House of Representatives Needs to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and Unite Against H.R. 4970 Today

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

by Qudsia Jafree Field and Policy Coordinator, YWCA USA Today, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 4970 to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  Enacted 18 years ago, VAWA has been nothing short of life-saving for millions of women and children across the nation, providing a comprehensive, streamlined and national response to… Continue Reading H.R. 4970 Provisions will Hurt the Most Vulnerable Women: Why the House of Representatives Needs to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and Unite Against H.R. 4970 Today