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Hispanic Heritage Month

Friday, September 21, 2018

By Leland Pan, Racial Justice Trainer, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin September 15 – October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, established in 1988. To start, there is the absurdity of the term “Hispanic,” a made up word by our country to imprecisely designate those who didn’t fit our original racial hierarchy but certainly weren’t extended the privileges… Continue Reading Hispanic Heritage Month

The Role of Women as Activists

Friday, August 17, 2018

By Paula Penebaker, President & CEO, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin   The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which granted all women the right to vote, was passed on June 4, 1919 and ratified on August 18, 1920. While the amendment granted women voting privileges, state laws and state violence meant women of color, particularly black women, did… Continue Reading The Role of Women as Activists

The Many Faces of Patriotism

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

By Jamaal Smith, Racial Justice Community Engagement Manager, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin The Many Faces of Patriotism According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word patriotism is defined as “love for or devotion to one’s country.” When many think of patriotism, the first thing that comes to mind is the armed forces, which is completely understandable. American troops are… Continue Reading The Many Faces of Patriotism