The Sacrifices I Was Raised On: How Empathy Brings Us Closer To a Radical Politic of Family

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The Sacrifices I Was Raised On: How Empathy Brings Us Closer To a Radical Politic of Family

Thursday, May 30, 2013

by Shanelle Matthews  My biological dad was in prison when I was little. My mom, single at the time, would drive me, my brother, and sister to see him. Because I was little, I don’t have a lot of memories of this time, but I do remember one thing. At the prison, an impassable glass… Continue Reading The Sacrifices I Was Raised On: How Empathy Brings Us Closer To a Radical Politic of Family

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

As Women, We Know the Importance of Sticking Together

Thursday, May 30, 2013

By We Belong Together We Belong Together brings women and girls together for common sense immigration reform that empowers women and keeps families together. As women, we know the importance of sticking together. We wouldn’t be where we are without the help and support of the women in our lives—our mothers, sisters, teachers, daughters, friends… Continue Reading As Women, We Know the Importance of Sticking Together

The Solution to Eliminating Racism: Small, Everyday Actions Add Up!

Friday, April 26, 2013

By Beth Tallon, Public Relations Director YWCA Rock County Each year on April 26, community organizations nationwide celebrate Stand Against Racism. Locally, both Janesville and Beloit City Councils have passed resolutions proclaiming Stand Against Racism Day in Rock County. This year, the YWCA USA asked its local organizations: “What will it take to create a… Continue Reading The Solution to Eliminating Racism: Small, Everyday Actions Add Up!