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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

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

YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

Friday, February 9, 2018

STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO ALEJANDRA Y. CASTILLO “Domestic violence continues to be an epidemic impacting one in four women in the United States. One of the primary reasons domestic violence continues at this pace is because abusers face little to no accountability for their actions. Often, they are protected by other people in power,… Continue Reading YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Statement by YWCA USA CEO, Alejandra Y. Castillo “In last night’s State of the Union address, President Trump doubled down on his standard dog-whistle of divisive rhetoric and scapegoating our most underserved communities. Last night’s litany of policies focused on building a border wall, separating immigrant families and ramping up penalties for drug offenders. He… Continue Reading We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes