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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

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