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Women’s Equality Day. Voting.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Written by Martha Barry, PhD, Chief Racial Justice Officer, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin What is Women’s Equality Day? The National Women’s History Alliance states “At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 and passed in 1973, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” The date was selected to commemorate the 1920… Continue Reading Women’s Equality Day. Voting.

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Friday, July 24, 2020

Written by John Contreras, Racial Justice Community Engagement Manager, YWCA SEW As Minority Mental Health Month continues, the chance to reflect on how important maintaining my mental health is clear. As a person of color, I was often met with ridicule for discussing my mental health, or suggesting support for others via a therapist. Unfortunately,… Continue Reading Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ Pride

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Written by Martha Barry, PhD, Chief Racial Justice Officer, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin Our nation is facing yet another moment of truth. Horrific killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, at the hands of law enforcement, have brought us to this critical juncture. But they follow the deaths of Stephon Clark, Laquan McDonald, Tamir Rice, Eric… Continue Reading Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ Pride