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Hearing Fear, Not Acting On It: Discussing Conversations About Racism

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Episode 20 – This episode of Organize Your Butterflies features a conversation with YWCA National Capital Area CEO Monica Gray. The discussion includes suggestions on how to best engage in difficult conversations about race and racism, the significance of lending helpful tools and language to make the conversation productive and civil, and learning to hear… Continue Reading Hearing Fear, Not Acting On It: Discussing Conversations About Racism

Announcing YWCA Women’s Empowerment Program powered by McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden Movement

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Episode 19 – This episode of Organize Your Butterflies features a conversation between YWCA USA CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo and Lizette Williams, Head of Cultural Engagement and Experiences, McDonald’s USA. The discussion centers on the launch of the YWCA Women’s Empowerment Program powered by McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden movement. This exciting venture is designed… Continue Reading Announcing YWCA Women’s Empowerment Program powered by McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden Movement

A Week Without Violence: Ending Gun Violence – Disarming Domestic Abusers

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Episode 18 – This episode of Organize Your Butterflies is hosted by Alejandra Y. Castillo and features special expert guests Rob Valente and Dorian Karp. Rob and Dorian have built careers helping women, advocating for gun safety legislation, and working to end domestic violence. In this episode they discuss the linkages between domestic violence and… Continue Reading A Week Without Violence: Ending Gun Violence – Disarming Domestic Abusers

A Week Without Violence: Ensuring Safety for Immigrant Women

Friday, October 18, 2019

Episode 17 – This episode of Organize Your Butterflies features a conversation between YWCA CEO and expert guest Grace Huang discussing how domestic and sexual violence can have additional hurdles to healing for immigrant women. In particular they discuss how the language barrier, immigration status, and cultural norms can affect how and why a survivor may… Continue Reading A Week Without Violence: Ensuring Safety for Immigrant Women

A Week Without Violence: Trauma Informed Care – Helping Survivors Heal

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Episode 16 – This episode of Organize Your Butterflies is hosted by YWCA CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo and features expert guest Kiersten Stewart. The episode explores the in-depth ways that survivors of domestic and sexual violence can heal after trauma, and what trauma informed care looks like in practice. In this candid conversation, Castillo and… Continue Reading A Week Without Violence: Trauma Informed Care – Helping Survivors Heal