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The Work Continues

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

In a primary election that saw historic new voter registrations and turnout, Kansans solidly defeated a ballot initiative that would have stripped women and birthing people of their constitutional right to an abortion. We raised our voices together and said “No.” And so, today, women and birthing people in Kansas maintain a constitutional right to… Continue Reading The Work Continues

Black Feminism, Black Art, and Black History Matter All Year Long

Thursday, February 24, 2022

February is Black History Month, and YWCA Northeast Kansas is celebrating by uplifting voices and Black history makers that we can honor all year long. BLACK HISTORY AND THE MISSION OF THE YWCA As leaders in the women’s empowerment and racial justice movement, working at the intersection of race and gender is crucial to our… Continue Reading Black Feminism, Black Art, and Black History Matter All Year Long

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