It’s here! YWCA USA’s Stand Against Racism 2013 Blog Carnival

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It’s here! YWCA USA’s Stand Against Racism 2013 Blog Carnival

Friday, April 26, 2013

The YWCA USA is proud to convene our blog carnival for Stand Against Racism today. Stand Against Racism is an annual event that serves as a conversation-starter about racial justice and diversity, and what we can do to achieve true equality in our communities. Racial justice is an integral and defining part of the work of the YWCA. Stand Against… Continue Reading It’s here! YWCA USA’s Stand Against Racism 2013 Blog Carnival

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

What $11,000 Means to the YWCA

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

By Randi Schmidt Director of Economic Empowerment Policy, YWCA USA According to the NWLC, a woman earns, on average, about 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man. This difference in pay adds up to $11,000 per year that women aren’t receiving. I started working at 14 years old; that pay gap means that… Continue Reading What $11,000 Means to the YWCA

Key Takeaways from the World YWCA conference on Violence Against Women

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

By Desiree Hoffman, Director of Advocacy YWCA USA I was reading through my scribbled notebook today from my trip to Seoul, Korea. A name was written by a fellow conference attendee from Palestine, who I promised to add on Facebook after I returned home. She was someone to remember, as she had strong opinions about… Continue Reading Key Takeaways from the World YWCA conference on Violence Against Women