Author Archives: Mary Beth Gregory
Bloggers from across generations bring their unique perspective on issues facing women and people of color. Use the index to find blog posts that cover various topics related to eliminating racism and empowering women, and download copies of our e-newsletters.
September 1, 2021
As Arizona becomes the next tech hub, our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) professionals do not reflect the state’s diverse workforce. To support this economic growth, Arizona needs to address this racial gap while developing our next generation of STEAM innovators.
July 16, 2021
More than ten years ago YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix saw a problem and set out to find a solution. At the time we were concerned about the barriers that were keeping people from achieving their financial goals. Our commitment to disrupting and dismantling systemic barriers to equity in all forms, led us to create our Prosperity Programs.
May 18, 2021
Join us this Thursday for the next chapter in our ongoing conversation addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis. In this interactive and participatory Theatre of the Oppressed experience, performers and audience will collectively examine systems of oppression that keep women and people of color marginalized.
May 3, 2021
After learning about the event from my YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix colleagues, on Saturday, March 27th, I walked among hundreds of Arizonans who attended the Anti-Asian Violence March and Vigil in Mesa. As the crowd moved along the route, support came from honking horns of the cars along Dobson Road. An event organizer led the crowd’s chant, “Racism is a virus. You will not divide us.”
April 20, 2021
April 20, 2021 - Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was just convicted of the 2020 murder of George Floyd. Today proved that the blatant disregard of Black lives and people of color will no longer be tolerated.