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#StandAgainstRacism: Living Our Values in the Time of COVID-19

Over the next few weeks, we will be exploring what it means to live out our YWCA Madison Values in the time of COVID-19. Our four guiding values are Humanity, Community, Growth, and Restoration. We will take some time to focus in on each of the values individually, and delve into some of the areas of impact and opportunity as relates to each one. 

In the landscape of this pandemic, the disparate and unjust impact being experienced by those who are most marginalized within our society is extensive. We will have the opportunity to explore some of that impact here, but we know that this exploration is an ongoing journey, and there will be some things that are left unsaid. We hope that you will join us in this continuing journey, led by our values, to see what this moment is asking from us beyond our current experience.

SAVE THE DATE:  This Thursday, May 28th at 2 pm, please join YWCA Madison for another live conversation on our Facebook page as part of our NEW MONTHLY SERIES  YW Talks: Conversations Changing the Narrative

This month’s YW Talks guest will be Yesenia Villalpando-Torresan undocumented Social Worker, and advocate for immigrant rights. Join us for a conversation to learn about Yesenia’s story and about how we can center growth & restoration and stand with immigrant families and people without documents in our community.

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

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