Woman on a Mission: Paige Blevins

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Woman on a Mission: Paige Blevins

Friday, November 5, 2021

“Everyone deserves respect and dignity, and if I were in need I would want an organization like the YWCA readily available as a resource.” -Paige Blevins   Paige Blevins YWCA Board of Directors #ONAMISSION since March of 2021 How did you first get involved at the YWCA? I started volunteering on the That’s What She… Continue Reading Woman on a Mission: Paige Blevins

From Reckoning to Resolution: Raising Our Voices for Survivors

Monday, October 25, 2021

The following remarks were given by CEO Kathleen Marker at YWCA’s Week Without Violence March and Rally on Friday, October 20th. Good morning! I am Kathleen Marker, CEO of YWCA Northeast Kansas. On behalf of all of the staff, board of directors, and volunteers at YWCA Northeast Kansas, I want to thank you all for showing up today and for holding space for survivors as… Continue Reading From Reckoning to Resolution: Raising Our Voices for Survivors

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

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