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Ohio House Bill 3 Testimony

Monday, June 17, 2019

YWCA Dayton President and CEO Shannon Isom delivered the following testimony to the House Criminal Justice Committee in support of Ohio House Bill 3 during its hearing on June 13, 2019. HB 3 would protect victims of domestic violence by assessing their levels of danger, connecting them with resources such as rehab and housing, and… Continue Reading Ohio House Bill 3 Testimony

The wholeness of us

Friday, May 24, 2019

This essay is part of our 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge during Week 4: Community Impact – Hate, Discrimination, and Healing. It is written by YWCA Dayton’s President and CEO, Shannon Isom, and is part of the Dayton United Against Hate response to a Ku Klux Klan-affiliated rally scheduled for May 25 in… Continue Reading The wholeness of us

Work by design

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The YWCA brand color palette describes itself as “bright, crisp, and optimistic.” The same could be said of YWCA Dayton’s newest team members: two graphic design externs from The Modern College of Design. Joining Team YWCA for four weeks this spring, students Avey Baily and Spencer Jones were able to expand their creative portfolio while… Continue Reading Work by design

Before and after

Thursday, May 23, 2019

This essay is part of our 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge during Week 4: Community Impact – Hate, Discrimination, and Healing. It is written by Michelle Novak, a self-employed organizational consultant for non-profit organizations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in corporate finance and a master’s degree in public administration, having also studied in… Continue Reading Before and after

Areas of opportunity

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

This essay is part of our 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge during Week 2: Segregated Systems. It is written by Amaha Sellassie, associate professor of sociology and director of the Center for Applied Social Issues at Sinclair College. He is the former chair of the Dayton Human Relations Council board and co-founder of… Continue Reading Areas of opportunity

The Luxury of Choice

Monday, April 29, 2019

This essay is part of our 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge during Week 1: How Racism and Bias Shows Up for Me. It is written by Briana Snyder, a member of YWCA Dayton’s Board of Directors and immediate Past Chair of the Board’s Advocacy Committee. She is founder and owner of Knack Creative,… Continue Reading The Luxury of Choice

Push and pull

Monday, March 18, 2019

To recognize their achievements, each member of the Women of Influence Class of 2019 receives a custom, specially commissioned work of art by local artist Tiffany Clark. Titled “Pull” and made from wheel-thrown white clay, each vase stands approximately 10 inches tall. With an organically pulled rim, each piece is slightly unique, with different markings… Continue Reading Push and pull

Holiday cheer starts here

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The business of holidays can be stressful; for those recovering from chronic stress and trauma, the holidays can seem insurmountable. So each December, YWCA Dayton transforms an otherwise ordinary meeting room into a bevy of festive goodness all with one mission in mind: healing through happiness. “Experiencing the holidays while living in a shelter can… Continue Reading Holiday cheer starts here

Ohio House Bill 561 Testimony

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

YWCA Dayton President and CEO Shannon Isom delivered the following testimony in support of Ohio House Bill 561 during its second hearing on Nov. 27, 2018. HB 561 would eliminate the spousal exceptions for the offenses of rape, sexual battery, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, gross sexual imposition, sexual imposition, and importuning and would… Continue Reading Ohio House Bill 561 Testimony

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