Statement on City of Dayton traffic stop incident

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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

Room shifters: The legacy of the women of the Civil Rights Movement

Saturday, January 16, 2021

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, our advocacy director shares thoughts on one of the most powerful, but often overlooked, forces in the Civil Rights movement – women. When I think of the Civil Rights Movement – the journey, the impromptu opportunities and the planned sit-ins, walks, and protests – I cannot help… Continue Reading Room shifters: The legacy of the women of the Civil Rights Movement

Statement on violence at U.S. Capitol

Friday, January 8, 2021

The following statement is from our President and CEO, Shannon Isom, in response to the unprecedented attack on the United States Capitol that occurred on Jan. 6, 2021. At YWCA Dayton, we know that not all violence is physical, visible, acknowledged, or responded to equally. Make no mistake: this week’s assault on the U.S. Capitol… Continue Reading Statement on violence at U.S. Capitol

Ohio House Bill 429 Testimony

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

YWCA Dayton President and CEO Shannon Isom delivered the following testimony to the House Civil Justice Committee in support of Ohio House Bill 429 during its hearing on May 27, 2020. HB 429 would improve and expand the Ohio Secretary of State’s Safe at Home address confidentiality program. This program assists victims of domestic violence,… Continue Reading Ohio House Bill 429 Testimony

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