End the Violence Toolkit

Categories: Community, Education and Training, Impact, Spokane Resources
Spokane County has the highest rate of domestic violence in Washington State. Providence Health Care has awarded the Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition (SRDVC) $154,500 to support the creation and implementation of the End the Violence (ETV) Toolkit for businesses. This last year has heightened the need for such a toolkit. The COVID-19 pandemic has …

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Stand Against Racism 2021 – Recap

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Events, Get Involved, Other

Thank you to everyone who joined us for YWCA Spokane’s annual courageous conversation. Last Thursday, April 22nd, we held Stand Against Racism 2021: Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis. There were performances of rap, song, and spoken word by local artists and a panel of experts in the field of nursing and public health. …

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Take Action

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Get Involved
Keep Up The Momentum After Stand Against Racism Today, we held our annual Stand Against Racism event where we engaged in open, honest dialog with Spokane community members about racial and social justice issues. Over 400 Spokane community members registered to join our free, virtual event, and many expressed that they plan to watch the …

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Statement Post Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Get Involved, Impact
YWCA SPOKANE PUBLIC STATEMENT Until Justice Just Is. Today, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter for the 2020 killing of George Floyd. This verdict offers a moment of respite and hope for many, yet we know that much more needs to be done to …

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Racism and Public Health Today

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Education and Training, Get Involved
The conversation on racism as a public health crisis is long overdue. Beyond conversation, we need action and justice. Structural racism continues to impact social determinants of health today. Racially discriminatory governing policies and practices contribute to social, economic, and health inequities that people of color face today. For instance, evidence of these inequities is …

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