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Words from Paula Penebaker

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Dear Racial Justice fans, mavens and aficionados, Welcome to my final blog as leader of YWCA Southeast Wisconsin.  Effective December 31, I will retire making this my final Racial Justice post with reflections about our work. We revived the YWCA’s Racial Justice work in late 2005, the year following the update to YWCA USA’s mission… Continue Reading Words from Paula Penebaker

Native American/Alaska Native Heritage Month

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Written by Martha Barry, Chief Racial Justice Officer, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin November is Native American/Alaska Native Heritage Month. Saturday, November 16 is International Day for Tolerance. As we think about those two different items, my attention is drawn to connecting and thinking about Native people. In what now constitutes the boundaries of Wisconsin, Native people… Continue Reading Native American/Alaska Native Heritage Month

Anishinaabe on Turtle Island

Friday, October 11, 2019

Written by Dynasty Ceasar, Racial Justice Trainer, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin  In the wake of Indigenous People’s Day it would be easy to focus our energy on discussing the turmoil that was caused by Christopher Columbus. It would be equivalent to the effortlessness that comes with talking to a family member who shares the same negative… Continue Reading Anishinaabe on Turtle Island