YWCA St. Paul recently held an Equity & Justice Community Conversation focused homelessness and housing, and how systemic racism has contributed to current challenges. The compelling conversation provided background on homelessness in Minnesota, as well as tangible ways individuals can get involved.
Increasingly, cities across the country are recognizing that racism is a public health crisis. Covid-19 has accelerated the need to address this crisis and now it’s time to ask: what safety nets do we need in place to protect those disproportionally impacted?
Join Anika Bowie, Vice President, Minneapolis NAACP, Nick Harper, Esq., Civic Engagement Director, League of Women Voters Minnesota and Gaye Adams Massey, CEO YWCA St. Paul, as they initiate a timely conversation around the role racism plays in voting and voter suppression.
We are proud to roll out Until Justice Just Is, an initiative designed to bring national attention and awareness to the systemic and institutional racism that plagues our nation, and to center the justice-oriented work that YWCA does every day.
2020 has elicited anger, rage, grief, and sadness. In the midst of such tumultuous times, it’s important to ensure we practice self-care. Self-care is different for everyone, but to be successful at it, you must be intentional about setting time aside for it. What are you doing to take care of yourself?
The 19th Amendment prevented voting discrimination based upon sex. Now, 100 years later, more than 68 million American women vote—thanks to the courageous suffragists who never gave up the fight for equality.
A recent Community Conversation hosted by YW discussed how poverty, unemployment and a lack of affordable housing are pushing homeless numbers up in Minnesota and that without a community structure or support system to address these issues, they will continue to grow. See how you can become part of the solution…
The important racial equity work of YWCA St. Paul is being advanced through a $250,000 investment from 3M’s new Social Justice Fund.