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Dolores Huerta & Joan Ryan, YWCA AK

My Time at USOW 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

By Joan Ryan, Women’s Wellness Manager, YWCA Alaska It was Saturday, May 5th, at 6:30 in the morning when I joined the different YWCA delegates at the lobby of the Hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles. It was as great start because I was so glad to meet other YWCA leaders from around the country, including… Continue Reading My Time at USOW 2018

It Starts with US!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

By Desiré Bennett, Advocacy Manager, YWCA Greater Cincinnati I stealthily slipped into the cavernous Shrine Auditorium about 20 minutes before it flooded with hordes of more than 6,000 other anxious women and girls (and some men) eager to score good seats. The auditorium was abuzz with stage hands, sound technicians, and musical talent running a… Continue Reading It Starts with US!

The Road to Equality and Justice in the U.S. Runs Through the Women’s Community

Thursday, March 8, 2018

By Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA Generations of women began their paths to empowerment, safety, and economic security by entering the doors of the YWCA, because for over 160 years, YWCA USA has continued to #PressForProgress. From voting rights to civil rights; from affordable housing to equal pay; from ending gender-based discrimination to helping… Continue Reading The Road to Equality and Justice in the U.S. Runs Through the Women’s Community

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Pass the Dream Act

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Pass the Dream Act – Not Because of Our Productivity Value But Because Dreamers are Human Beings By Citlaly Mora, Senior Director for Women’s Resource Center and Latino Family Center, YWCA High Point On a day to day basis, I work with women, immigrants, and the Latinx population in High Point, a rural city in North… Continue Reading Pass the Dream Act

No Man is Sacred

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

By Danielle Marse-Kapr, YWCA USA Communications & Marketing Director Growing up, I had the same impression many people have. Men who commit sexual violence are notably bad people. They hang out in back alleys or drug your drink from across the bar. You can spot them in a line up. They aren’t your friends or… Continue Reading No Man is Sacred

Historic Firsts this Election Day!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

We made history last night through our local elections! We are thrilled to see so many “firsts” during this election season, particularly as many of the firsts were women and people of color. This is what progress looks like. This is what representation and an inclusive democracy could look like. The work does not stop… Continue Reading Historic Firsts this Election Day!