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YWCA USA To Honor Extraordinary Women Leaders At Women Of Distinction Awards Gala

YWCA USA to Honor Extraordinary Women Leaders at Women of Distinction Awards Gala

Monday, June 21, 2021

  MEDIA ADVISORY For Immediate Release: Yolanda Raine Senior Director, Marketing and Communications yraine@ywca.org 202-524-5331 Honorees include Taraji P. Henson, Latosha Brown, Mari Copeny, Lisa Mensah, Dr. Leana Wen with opening remarks from Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton YWCA USA will celebrate, recognize, and honor women, girls, and organizations for their work and impact… Continue Reading YWCA USA to Honor Extraordinary Women Leaders at Women of Distinction Awards Gala

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YWCA Statement on the One-Year Commemoration of George Floyd’s Death

Thursday, May 20, 2021

In observance of the one-year commemoration of the death of George Floyd, YWCA USA, YWCA Minneapolis, and YWCA St. Paul have issued the following joint statement: As we observe the one-year commemoration of the death of George Floyd on May 25, we can be sure of one thing: the protests and court proceedings after his… Continue Reading YWCA Statement on the One-Year Commemoration of George Floyd’s Death

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YWCA USA Statement on Mass Shooting in Boulder, Colorado

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

In response to the mass shooting that took place in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday evening, Elisha Rhodes, Interim CEO, YWCA USA has issued the following statement: “Our deepest condolences are with the families and friends of those killed or injured in the horrific shootings in Boulder, Colorado, and with all Americans affected every day by… Continue Reading YWCA USA Statement on Mass Shooting in Boulder, Colorado

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VAWA 2021 YWCA Statement

Thursday, March 18, 2021

In response to the House of Representatives voting on and passing the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021, Elisha Rhodes, Interim CEO, YWCA USA has issued the following statement: “YWCA applauds the passage of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2021 (H.R. 1620) by the House of Representatives. VAWA is critical and… Continue Reading VAWA 2021 YWCA Statement