Women & Incarceration: A Crucial Conversation in Cambridge and Beyond

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Women & Incarceration: A Crucial Conversation in Cambridge and Beyond

Friday, May 23, 2014

By Anna J. Weick Administrative Assistant, YWCA Cambridge “[Prisons] are not places for human beings with spirits inside of them” – Andrea James In the past 30 years, women have become the fastest-growing incarcerated population in the United States, and activists in Cambridge are determined to fight for alternatives. This past Wednesday, the Cambridge Women’s Commission,… Continue Reading Women & Incarceration: A Crucial Conversation in Cambridge and Beyond

The Intersection of Race and Gender: It’s Our Mission

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

By Katie Stanton Social Media & Online Engagement Manager, YWCA USA You may have heard, or contributed to, a hashtag that took over Twitter about one month ago: #solidarityisforwhitewomen. This tag, created in response to an exchange between writer Mikki Kendall and a former male feminist blogger, inspired Twitter users from all over the world to express their frustration,… Continue Reading The Intersection of Race and Gender: It’s Our Mission

The Gift of Safety and Security

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

By Desiree Hoffman, Director of Advocacy YWCA USA This holiday season, I’m wishing for Congress to pass a bi-partisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and to extend tax cuts for the middle class. I’ll admit, it’s a big wish: there is only a very short window of time — about 15 working calendar days — for Congress… Continue Reading The Gift of Safety and Security

The Racial Wealth Divide

Monday, April 30, 2012

by Christine Bork CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Today, I’d like to discuss the wealth gap that exists between different racial/ethnic communities. In the current economic climate, inequalities that have historically hammered communities of color are amplified, and we see more clearly why wealth accumulation (assets minus debts) is so important. According to an executive summary… Continue Reading The Racial Wealth Divide