YWCA Answers the Call for Justice

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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

Better Because of Her

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

March is Women’s History Month, and YWCA Northeast Kansas is celebrating the women leaders past and present devoted to our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. From the women who worked to build our first permanent building in 1911, to our current board of directors working today to lead us through challenges and opportunity… Continue Reading Better Because of Her

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