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It’s time to VOTE. Are you ready?

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

It’s Election Day! Are you vote ready? Happy Election Day from YWCA National Capital Area. Civic engagement, especially voting, is a key component of our intersectional work, as we believe that all voices should be heard at the ballot box.   Not registered to vote? You can register and still vote today! Here is how: In… Continue Reading It’s time to VOTE. Are you ready?

Native American Heritage Month: Acknowledge| Educate | Celebrate

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Today begins Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people to our country.   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… Continue Reading Native American Heritage Month: Acknowledge| Educate | Celebrate

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!