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YWCA Madison: Letter In Support of Building A Men’s Shelter

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

LETTER TO MADISON’S COMMON COUNSEL Our mission at YWCA Madison is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Our foundational values of Humanity, Community, Restoration, and Growth guide our actions and advocacy. With this belief system and energy within us, we strongly support building a shelter for our… Continue Reading YWCA Madison: Letter In Support of Building A Men’s Shelter

YWCA Madison: Letter In Support of Affinity Group Spaces

Thursday, April 29, 2021

LETTER BY YWCA MADISON The dangerous misconception of race-based affinity community spaces as segregation is not only an expression of the white dominant culture but also reveals a lack of understanding of the history of racism and its ongoing impact in our lives and communities today.  Furthermore, it also reveals a misunderstanding of the depth… Continue Reading YWCA Madison: Letter In Support of Affinity Group Spaces

YWCA Madison: Letter to Sun Prairie School Superintendent and Board

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

LETTER BY YWCA MADISON CEO VANESSA McDOWELL Dear Superintendent Saron and Members of the Sun Prairie School Board of Education, YWCA Madison is deeply disturbed by the 6th-grade social studies assignment asking students how they would punish a slave. We cannot imagine how anyone would find this assignment to be anything other than that what… Continue Reading YWCA Madison: Letter to Sun Prairie School Superintendent and Board

YWCA Madison Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

YWCA Madison is devastated by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers, as well as the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony Robinson, Tony McDade, and countless other Black Americans. Unfortunately, we are no longer surprised. Police brutality and institutional racism are baked into the policing and criminal justice systems… Continue Reading YWCA Madison Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

YWCA USA’s Organize Your Butterflies: Uncomfortable but Never Unsafe…

Friday, May 15, 2020

Organize Your Butterflies is an original podcast by YWCA USA. Each episode discusses the ways women — including many of the amazing leaders at YWCA — are working to organize, strategize, and mobilize around issues like equal pay, domestic violence, entrepreneurship, and more. We “organize our butterflies” to create change and build a better future for… Continue Reading YWCA USA’s Organize Your Butterflies: Uncomfortable but Never Unsafe…