Category Archives: Enews
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.
October 11, 2021
Yesterday YWCA USA filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court decision, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which will determine the future of Roe v. Wade. YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix stands with YWCA USA in urging the Supreme Court to protect reproductive freedom for young women/people and young women/people of color in communities across America.
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.
March 1, 2021
Yesterday President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were inaugurated as the 46th president and 49th vice president of the United States. Their inauguration ended an election season that brought out some of the ugliest depictions of racism in our nation’s recent history.
December 3, 2020
Thank you for your generosity this past Giving Tuesday! Traditionally held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
November 18, 2020
Women’s voices are clear and united: we want solutions that address our economic, health, safety, and racial justice concerns. For over 160 years, we have been at the forefront of the most critical social movements advocating for women, girls, and people of color — from women’s empowerment and civil rights, to affordable housing and pay equity, to violence prevention and health care. And particularly in this election year, civic engagement.
October 3, 2020
Monday’s the day! Our brand new 21-Day Challenge begins and we’d love to have you join us. With our first challenge, people had been asking “What do I do now?” Our intention was to help people start along their journey towards greater awareness and allyship.