Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day: October 11, 2021

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Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day: October 11, 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021

Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday that honors the histories, cultures, contributions, and resilience of contemporary Native peoples in the face of historical and contemporary oppression. This holiday received extra attention this year because of President Biden’s proclamation, the first U.S. president to issue such official recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day (WIBW). Unfortunately, there… Continue Reading Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day: October 11, 2021

YWCA Northeast Kansas and Community Action Partner to Hire Racial Justice and Advocacy Director

Friday, October 8, 2021

YWCA Northeast Kansas and Community Action are proud to announce and welcome Regina Platt as their Racial Justice and Advocacy Director. This newly created position is a result of the agencies’ desires to address racial justice in a collaborative way that maximizes resources.  The project follows the YWCA’s successful 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice… Continue Reading YWCA Northeast Kansas and Community Action Partner to Hire Racial Justice and Advocacy Director

From Reckoning to Resolution: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Friday, October 1, 2021

CONTENT WARNING  The following content includes information on domestic and dating violence, which may be triggering for some readers. Please take care of yourself as you read and engage in this information. For immediate assistance, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233).  OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH YWCA makes up the largest network of domestic… Continue Reading From Reckoning to Resolution: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

YWCA Welcomes Back Washburn Students with Support and Resources

Monday, September 13, 2021

CONTENT WARNING  The following content includes information on sexual violence and campus sexual assault, which may be triggering for some readers. Please take care of yourself as you read and engage in this information. For immediate assistance, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN) at 800.656.HOPE (4673).  With school back in session, YWCA Northeast Kansas wants to… Continue Reading YWCA Welcomes Back Washburn Students with Support and Resources

How do you take care of yourself?

Friday, August 27, 2021

At YWCA Northeast Kansas, we believe in the importance of self- care, especially in times of increased stress and challenges (hello, pandemic!). Like the great Audre Lorde once said, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”  While self-care cannot serve as the end-all, be-all to… Continue Reading How do you take care of yourself?