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10 Ways to Support YWCA Madison During This Time

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Donate to YWCA Madison. https://www.ywcamadison.org/get-involved/donate/ Our work has not stopped. We continue to house, transport and provide critical services to our community, all while upholding our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Use your privilege and funds to support Black, Brown, and Indigenous-led organizations and people. Take the time to read our Stand Against… Continue Reading 10 Ways to Support YWCA Madison During This Time

Stand Against Racism: GROWTH–Standing for Justice in the Time of COVID-19

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

  What do we want to Grow? What are we Growing?  At YWCA Madison, we embrace Growth as one of our core guiding values. This means that we know that learning and unlearning is a forever-journey that requires us to practice awareness, courage, compassion, and creativity. It means that we must nurture practices and feedback… Continue Reading Stand Against Racism: GROWTH–Standing for Justice in the Time of COVID-19

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…

Stand Against Racism: COMMUNITY–Standing for Justice in the Time of COVID-19

Thursday, April 30, 2020

At YWCA Madison, Community is one of the core values that guides us. When we think of the word community, we often think of a group of people that share common interests or characteristics. These commonalities may be based on identity, physical location, religious, ideological,  or occupational groupings, or myriad other ways that we group ourselves.… Continue Reading Stand Against Racism: COMMUNITY–Standing for Justice in the Time of COVID-19

Stand Against Racism: An Opportunity to Bridge–Standing for Justice in the Time of COVID-19

Thursday, April 23, 2020

As the global community contends with the new reality and suffering that COVID-19 presents, we at YWCA Madison are reflecting on what it means to practice our values of Humanity, Community, Growth, and Restoration during this time of upheaval. The societal response to Coronavirus and its fallout has brought many of the truths of the… Continue Reading Stand Against Racism: An Opportunity to Bridge–Standing for Justice in the Time of COVID-19

YWCA Madison: A Message from CEO, Vanessa McDowell

Monday, March 30, 2020

YWCA Madison is taking the health and wellbeing of our residents, staff, volunteers, and community very seriously with the arrival of the COVID-19 virus. We will get through this together by upholding our organizational values of Humanity, Community, Growth, and Restoration.  A Message from YWCA Madison CEO, Vanessa McDowell Please understand that our staff is… Continue Reading YWCA Madison: A Message from CEO, Vanessa McDowell

YWCA Madison: Statement on COVID-19

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

YWCA MADISON’S STATEMENT ON COVID-19. Dear Community, YWCA Madison is taking the health and wellbeing of our residents, staff, volunteers, and community very seriously with the arrival of the COVID-19 virus. We will get through this together by upholding our organizational values of Humanity, Community, Growth, and Restoration. Please understand that our staff is working… Continue Reading YWCA Madison: Statement on COVID-19

YWCA Madison: Letter in Opposition to Siting the F-35s in Madison, Wisconsin

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

LETTER BY YWCA MADISON CEO VANESSA McDOWELL. Dear Secretary Barrett, Senator Baldwin, Senator Johnson, and Congressmember Pocan, We ask you to oppose stationing the F-35s Lightning II to the Wisconsin 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Air National Guard Base in Madison, Wisconsin. As documented in the Environmental Impact Statement drafted by the United States Air… Continue Reading YWCA Madison: Letter in Opposition to Siting the F-35s in Madison, Wisconsin

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