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Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Acknowledge-Educate-Celebrate

Monday, October 11, 2021

Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day. First, we acknowledge that Washington, D.C., sits on the ancestral lands of Nacotchtank/Anacostan/Piscataway people.  Today and every day, we honor this legacy and hope you will do the same. On this day, YWCA National Capital Area is reminded that Indigenous people–particularly women–continue to be impacted dramatically by inequity in our country. In 2020, the… Continue Reading Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Acknowledge-Educate-Celebrate

 Happy Women’s Equality Day!

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Today is Women’s Equality Day, a federal holiday that marks the passage of the 19th Amendment, which extended voting rights to some–but not all–women.  Today, we honor and recognize all the women involved in the suffrage movement, including the Black suffragettes who faced extreme racism and sexism during their fight for voting rights and the Black… Continue Reading  Happy Women’s Equality Day!

CALL TO ACTION! There’s Still Time to Protect Our Right to Vote!

Monday, August 23, 2021

The freedom to vote is something our community has long fought for in the streets, at the ballot box, and in legislative offices. Yet, roadblocks to the ballot box including stricter voter identification laws, limited voting times, restricted voter registration, and inaccessible polling places continue to grow.  It is time to restore the key provisions… Continue Reading CALL TO ACTION! There’s Still Time to Protect Our Right to Vote!

NEWS: A racial reckoning at nonprofits: Black women demand better pay, opportunities

Sunday, July 11, 2021

By  Sydney Trent | July 11, 2021| The Washington Post “The racial and gender gaps were brought home to Monica Gray at a recent meeting of nonprofit chief executives that she attended. A White woman began complaining about the size of her bonus, said Gray, 58, chief executive of the National Capitol Area YWCA since… Continue Reading NEWS: A racial reckoning at nonprofits: Black women demand better pay, opportunities