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YWCA Madison: Statement following the attack of an 11-year old student at Whitehorse Middle School

Thursday, March 14, 2019

STATEMENT FROM YWCA MADISON’S ADVOCACY TEAM. YWCA Madison is both outraged and devastated at the decision last week not to pursue criminal charges against a school administrator who attacked an 11-year old black girl at Whitehorse Middle School. We are outraged because we cannot understand how violence from an adult white male against a black… Continue Reading YWCA Madison: Statement following the attack of an 11-year old student at Whitehorse Middle School

YWCA Madison: Letter to City Council Opposing Body Cameras

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

LETTER BY YWCA MADISON CEO VANESSA McDOWELL. Dear Madison Common Council Alders and Mayor Paul Soglin, YWCA Madison strongly supports Common Council Proposed Operating Amendment #4 and Common Council Proposed Capitol Amendment #1 to remove funding to pilot body cameras for Madison Police.  The city is not ready yet for body cameras. In 2015, YWCA Madison… Continue Reading YWCA Madison: Letter to City Council Opposing Body Cameras

Get to Know Gery, YWCA Madison’s New Race and Gender Equity Director

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Geraldine (Gery) Paredes Vasquez is an Intercultural & Social Justice Educator as well as a Racial Justice Facilitator with 12 years of experience. This is not the first time that Gery is joining the YWCA Madison, between 2013 and 2016 she co-authored the Creating Equitable Organizations program with former director Colleen Butler as part of… Continue Reading Get to Know Gery, YWCA Madison’s New Race and Gender Equity Director

YWCA Madison: Strongly opposes the hiring of Daniel Furseth as a police officer with the Town of Madison

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

LETTER BY YWCA MADISON CEO VANESSA McDOWELL. Dear Town of Madison Police Chief Gregory, Town of Madison Police and Fire Commission Members, and Members of the Town of Madison Board, YWCA Madison strongly opposes the hiring of Daniel Furseth as a police officer with the Town of Madison. We ask that you rescind his offer and/or terminate… Continue Reading YWCA Madison: Strongly opposes the hiring of Daniel Furseth as a police officer with the Town of Madison