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Celebrating 50 years of Title IX!

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Today marks 50 years of #TitleIX, which prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding. This landmark gender equity law and the extensive protections it provides to students is worthy of celebration. Most often, we hear of #TitleIX in the context of sports, breaking down barriers for women & girls in athletic pursuits. Here… Continue Reading Celebrating 50 years of Title IX!

Happy Juneteenth from YWCA National Capital Area!

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Today is Juneteenth–the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On this newest of federal holidays, we call you to recommit to supporting Black communities not only this day, but everyday. Let us also be reminded that history continues to be whitewashed, conveniently silencing parts of our history that we… Continue Reading Happy Juneteenth from YWCA National Capital Area!

CALL TO ACTION: Unity March | June 25

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Dear Friends, I’m excited to be joining our community for the Unity March, the first large-scale, Asian American-led march to take place on June 25, 2022 in Washington, D.C. This effort will bring 25,000+ advocates and allies to DC, with satellite actions across the country, for a full program with speeches by diverse community leaders to… Continue Reading CALL TO ACTION: Unity March | June 25

Let’s Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month!

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Today begins Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, where we recognize & celebrate those of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the United States. This month, we are taking time to celebrate the AAPI community & their contributions on our social media, along with highlighting ways you can support the AAPI community today, especially as we… Continue Reading Let’s Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month!

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Today on Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor the more than six million people who were senselessly killed at the hands of extremist and antisemitic leaders nearly 80 years ago. We’ve certainly come a long way since then, but we can’t ignore the ways in which anti-semitism, racism, xenophobia, sexism, and homophobia still penetrate our institutions and… Continue Reading Holocaust Remembrance Day

Meet our 2022 #StandAgainstRacism Speakers!

Thursday, April 14, 2022

We are very excited to welcome the following speakers to our Stand Against Racism Rally on April 23 from 12-3 pm: Melanie Campbell, CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Alma Couverthie, National Organizing Director, League of Women Voters Monica Gray, CEO, YWCA National Capital Area Margaret Mitchell, CEO, YWCA USA  Elizabeth Schmelzel, Senior Attorney,… Continue Reading Meet our 2022 #StandAgainstRacism Speakers!

Congratulations to Supreme Court Justice  Ketanji Brown Jackson!

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Statement from Monica Gray, CEO of YWCA National Capital Area:  Today, the Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson as the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States, making her the first Black woman, the sixth woman overall, and the first public defender to serve on the Court. We applaud her confirmation and are excited to… Continue Reading Congratulations to Supreme Court Justice  Ketanji Brown Jackson!

YWCA National Capital Area Stands in Solidarity with YWCA of Ukraine

Friday, March 11, 2022

  Today, YWCA National Capital Area calls for your support of the women, girls, and marginalized communities who have been deeply impacted by the war being waged on Ukraine. As the situation in Ukraine intensifies, it draws attention to its consequences on the lives and livelihoods of Ukraine’s women and girls. We are committed to… Continue Reading YWCA National Capital Area Stands in Solidarity with YWCA of Ukraine

Celebrate Women’s History Month with YWCA National Capital Area!

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Today begins Women’s History Month. As one of the oldest women’s empowerment organizations in the nation, our history–as is all history–is rooted in the strength and power of women.  In the last two years, women have made tough decisions for their families and communities, stepping up and out to keep our country going in times… Continue Reading Celebrate Women’s History Month with YWCA National Capital Area!