Too often, stereotypes, biases, and racial power dynamics are deeply rooted in our justice system. Since the YWCA’s intersectional mission is to eliminate racism and empower women, advocating against oppression is our purpose. We recognize the interconnected experience these historically marginalized groups and individuals have endured. The discrimination and disadvantages these women face, is why our goal is to eliminate policies and practices that criminalize people of color.
WHAT WE SUPPORT
Ending racial and religious profiling
Educating community members and staff about racial justice and equity issues
Bringing racial justice and equity practices to organizations
Advocating for equitable practices and policies
Creating educational workshops for both public and contracted members
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We Still Deserve Safety
RENEWING THE CALL TO END THE CRIMINALIZATION OF WOMEN AND GIRLS OF COLOR
END RACIAL PROFILING
YWCA is committed to ensuring that all individuals are afforded equal opportunities and equal protections under the law.
ADVANCING JUSTICE, SAFETY, & ACCOUNTABILITY
Racial Justice & Police Violence Policy Statement
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