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Standing up for young women and young women of color at the Supreme Court

Monday, September 20, 2021

YWCA USA is serving as the lead organization on an amicus or “friend of the court” brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a current Mississippi case that will determine the future of Roe v. Wade, a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects… Continue Reading Standing up for young women and young women of color at the Supreme Court

Y-Dub Discussions addresses safety issues among women and girls of color

Thursday, July 1, 2021

In 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, protests swept across the nation in what became a reckoning with the history and current realities of racial violence by police against people of color. Despite necessary calls for action, women and girls of color continue to be left out of the story.    On June 16,… Continue Reading Y-Dub Discussions addresses safety issues among women and girls of color

YWCA Dayton Benefits from Mastercard ‘In Solidarity’ Racial Justice Program

Thursday, June 3, 2021

A shared commitment to racial justice has led to a relationship between Mastercard and YWCA Dayton. Facilitated by Pyxera Global, an organization that helps build “mutually beneficial partnerships between the public, private, and social sectors,” the virtual Pro Bono for Racial Justice project paired five Mastercard employees with YWCA Dayton to share resources, knowledge, and… Continue Reading YWCA Dayton Benefits from Mastercard ‘In Solidarity’ Racial Justice Program

YW team begins yearlong journey with ‘Me and White Supremacy’

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

“If you are willing to dare to look white supremacy right in the eye and see yourself reflected back, you are going to become better equipped to dismantle it within yourself and within your communities.” – Layla Saad, “Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor”  At YWCA Dayton,… Continue Reading YW team begins yearlong journey with ‘Me and White Supremacy’

Mental health tips for traumatic times

Thursday, April 22, 2021

With the recent announcement of the verdict in the trial of the killing of George Floyd – and what seems like a never-ending stream of news about violence against people of color – it can be difficult to find the balance between staying informed and being retraumatized by the images you see on TV and social media.   Secondary trauma, or the exposure to the traumatic events of others, is often elevated by our ability to have constant access to breaking… Continue Reading Mental health tips for traumatic times

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