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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and its Connection to Racism

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Written by Jamaal Smith, Racial Justice Community Engagement Manager, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” “You’re pretty for a Black girl!” “I can’t breathe!” “Guilty!” “Criminals!” “Rapists!” “Drug dealers!” All of these statements or declarations are common when referencing people of color.  The belief in biological inferiority of Black and Brown people in comparison… Continue Reading Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and its Connection to Racism

Women’s Health

Friday, May 10, 2019

Written by Martha Barry, PhD, Racial Justice Director, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin  I am female. I love many females. We are interesting, complex, thoughtful, courageous individuals who sometimes prioritize others over self.  Growing up, I remember learning at 19 that my mother had high blood pressure. Her doctor put her on medication. It took some time… Continue Reading Women’s Health

Feminism and Inclusion | White Supremacy to Colorblindness

Friday, March 8, 2019

Written by Dynasty Ceasar, Racial Justice Trainer, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin The month of March is Women’s History Month, during which, it is important to examine who this would include and whose history we are celebrating. Particular attention should be paid to the concept of inclusion within the Feminist Movement for women of color. March has both,… Continue Reading Feminism and Inclusion | White Supremacy to Colorblindness

Has Freedom Been Realized?

Friday, February 15, 2019

By Jamaal Smith, Racial Justice Community Engagement Manager “Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrims’ pride, from every mountain side, let freedom ring…”   But who has that freedom rang for?  I always wondered as a kid who was Samuel Francis Smith discussing when he wrote these lyrics.  I was convinced it was… Continue Reading Has Freedom Been Realized?