News/Events

A- A A+

The latest news

My Voice, My Power | Stand Up for Reproductive Justice with YWCA National Capital Area!

Friday, June 24, 2022

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling in Jackson Women’s Health Organization v. Dobbs, which has undone decades of reproductive rights & privacy protections provided under Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. We are devastated at this decision. ??This decision does not reflect the will of the people, as… Continue Reading My Voice, My Power | Stand Up for Reproductive Justice with YWCA National Capital Area!

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!