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21-Day Challenge breaks records

Friday, July 10, 2020

More than 6,000 people participated in YWCA Dayton’s third signature 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge – a group more than five times greater than the last Challenge cohort in spring 2020. “The response was incredible,” said Advocacy Manager Sarah Wolf-Knight. “It was clear from the minute we announced this special edition of the… Continue Reading 21-Day Challenge breaks records

S.C.R. 14 Testimony

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

YWCA Dayton delivered the following testimony to the Ohio Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee in support of S.C.R. 14 during its second hearing on June 24, 2020. S.C.R. 14 would declare racism a public health crisis in the State of Ohio. Watch the hearing recording HERE or at the bottom of this post.… Continue Reading S.C.R. 14 Testimony

Juneteenth becomes formal YW holiday

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Friday, June 19, marks a significant day in history: Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is used as the marker because slaves, depending on where you lived and how you were treated, were informed throughout many days thereafter; so, for some the day of freedom… Continue Reading Juneteenth becomes formal YW holiday

Title IX rollbacks harmful to survivors

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Despite a year of a year of significant opposition from civil rights groups, educational institutions, and survivor advocacy organizations like YWCA Dayton, the U.S. Department of Education announced a rule that will substantially weaken Title IX, rolling back important protections for student survivors of sexual harassment and assault. “The new Title IX rules and regulations… Continue Reading Title IX rollbacks harmful to survivors

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