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YWCA St. Paul Statement on the Killing of Daunte Wright

We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Daunte Wright, a 20 year old Black man, who was killed by police during a traffic stop. Our hearts are heavy as we join his family and our community in mourning his loss. It was painful to learn of the circumstances of his death, especially against the backdrop of the trial of Derek Chauvin. We join the call for justice and accountability, and we will continue to support the community during this terrible and traumatizing time.

As we offer support to others, we must remember to care for ourselves as well. We are offering new dates for free virtual restorative yoga sessions, which we hope will be a helpful addition to your self-care regimen during this stressful time. You can find information about these sessions at https://www.ywcastpaul.org/free-restorative-yoga/.

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Week Without Violence Feature Podcast

Listen to YWCA St. Paul’s Director of Housing and Public Policy Nikki Beasley discuss the realities of gender-based violence, and its impact on the community in YWCA St. Paul’s feature podcast for a Week Without Violence.

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Self-Care Kits Assembled To Help Those In Need

Little things can add up in a big way. Self-care kits—an assortment of personal care and beauty items—are especially important during Week Without Violence. It’s a time when we raise awareness and advocate for the accessible, effective, and consistent resources that survivors need to build the flourishing futures they deserve.

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Week Without Violence 2021

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. For more than 20 years, we have set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence—a week to raise awareness and engage action to end the broad spectrum of violence—as part of a global movement with World YWCA to end violence against women and girls. This year, we invite you to join us from October 18–23 for this year’s campaign. 

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Healing Circles | October 28

Join our Healing Circles, a supportive, facilitated space to affirm Black culture, community and lived experience, and to share dialogue and feelings to promote health and well-being.

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Thank You 3M Legal Affairs For Your Volunteer Service

Thank you to 3M Legal Affairs for supporting YWCA St. Paul during your Day of Service. In October, 3M volunteers donated items, assembled them into birthday party bags and dropped the finished bags off at our Health & Fitness Center. The shiny colorful bags are packed with festive birthday party supplies and will make birthdays more special for our families.

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