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From Suffrage to a Seat at the Table

Friday, August 24, 2018

  By Saryn Francis, Communications Associate, YWCA USA  August 26th is known to many as Women’s Equality Day, a day that commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote. Although this was a momentous day in women’s history, it is important to recognize that not all women were actually… Continue Reading From Suffrage to a Seat at the Table

We Can’t Wait Equity Justice Now

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Addressing racial and systemic inequality by engaging in social justice work is in our DNA. As a leader among racial justice organizations, we know that addressing long-standing systemic inequalities is hard work that will take generations. At YWCA USA, we are proud of the tireless work of YWCAs across the country that continue to lead… Continue Reading We Can’t Wait Equity Justice Now

Uplifting an Unsung Legacy

Saturday, January 1, 2022

January – February 2022 Pauli Murray once said, “Black women, historically, have been doubly victimized by the twin immoralities of Jim Crow and Jane Crow… Black women, faced with these dual barriers, have often found that sex bias is more formidable than racial bias.” At YWCA, our mission is fueled by the perspectives of Black… Continue Reading Uplifting an Unsung Legacy