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Introducing our Sojourn Leadership Academy

Friday, November 22, 2019

In honor of its upcoming 150th anniversary in 2020, and in conjunction with its 2020 Women of Influence Honoree Class announcement, YWCA Dayton introduced today a new leadership and justice professional development cohort that will convene and cultivate young women leaders as community change agents for racial justice, gender justice, and economic empowerment. YWCA Dayton’s… Continue Reading Introducing our Sojourn Leadership Academy

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

Black Woman: A Poem

Friday, May 24, 2019

This poem 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 Breanna McGowan, who performs under the name Quiet Storm. She is the local Dayton “poetry mom,” co-organizer of Dayton Poetry Slam, and author of the book, Tornado Warnings… Continue Reading Black Woman: A Poem

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

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