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Pride Month & Racism

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

By Martha Barry, Racial Justice Director, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin  June is the month we celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer people. There are celebrations, parades, music, and parties. Many will openly revel in being LGBTQ-identified. Focusing on LGBTQ provides an opportunity for reflection on where we’ve been and how we are doing as a nation and… Continue Reading Pride Month & Racism

History of Anti-Asian Racism and Asian Anti-Racism

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

By Leland Pan, Racial Justice Trainer, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. There is, of course, an absurdity to condensing a group of people into one “minority” group when they trace their heritage to over half the world’s population. Not only are we talking about hundreds of diverse cultures, racism can… Continue Reading History of Anti-Asian Racism and Asian Anti-Racism

April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Thursday, April 19, 2018

By Jennifer de Montmollin, Chief Program Officer, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin For nearly 20 years, April has marked Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the U.S. This year’s observance is drawing more attention than typical, no doubt a reflection of the shared experiences elevated by the recent amplification of the Me Too movement. Important to note is that… Continue Reading April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month