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A Whole Month for Women?: A Note from Kathleen’s Desk

Monday, March 2, 2020

Dear Friends, We really need to talk about intersectional feminism. This idea recognizes that certain groups of people have multi-layered facets in life that they have to deal with, such as racism, ableism, classism, and bias against gender expression and sexual orientation, just to name a few. I am reminded of Sojourner Truth’s famous “Ain’t I A… Continue Reading A Whole Month for Women?: A Note from Kathleen’s Desk

YWCA Testimony: Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

  To: Members of the House Federal and State Affairs and Senate Judiciary Committees,  YWCA Northeast Kansas believes that quality, affordable healthcare is critical for everyone, but for many women, particularly women of color, those who are low-income, and those who are survivors of violence, medical care often remains inaccessible. Moreover, YWCA Northeast Kansas supports… Continue Reading YWCA Testimony: Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights

Goal-Oriented. Passion-Oriented. Justice-Oriented: A Note from Kathleen’s Desk

Monday, January 6, 2020

Dear Friends, Happy New Year! What are your top priorities for this new year? What about this next decade? As we plan for this year, I’m reminded of a quote by film director Greta Gerwig. She says, “I’m not goal-oriented so much as I’m constantly aware of what I’m passionate about, and I’m constantly updating the list.… Continue Reading Goal-Oriented. Passion-Oriented. Justice-Oriented: A Note from Kathleen’s Desk

We Have Strength in Numbers: A Note from Kathleen’s Desk

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

  Dear Friends, 316. 316 is the number of volunteers on record who have given their time and talent to YWCA Northeast Kansas in the past year. Although the official value of a volunteer is calculated as $23.35 per hour, the volunteers here at YWCA Northeast Kansas are invaluable to our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women,… Continue Reading We Have Strength in Numbers: A Note from Kathleen’s Desk