From Reckoning to Resolution: Raising Our Voices for Survivors

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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

The Time to Take Action is Now: A Note From Kathleen’s Desk

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Dear Friends, YWCA’s commitment to racial justice and civil rights runs deep. For over 130 years, we have been a pioneer in standing against all forms of racism and oppression by promoting racial equity and equality. While we remain committed to providing racial justice training, education and professional development, voter registration drives, and civic participation training, racial… Continue Reading The Time to Take Action is Now: A Note From Kathleen’s Desk

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

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