Equity

October RSJ Spotlight | Inga N. Laurent

Oct 10, 2023 Comments Off on October RSJ Spotlight | Inga N. Laurent

Racial & Social Justice Spotlight Series Each month, our Equity Coordinator sits down with an organization or individual in our community to spotlight the work they do to create real and lasting change for a more equitable Spokane. 25 min. read time/50 min. listen October Spotlight Inga N. Laurent |…

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Cultural Appropriation vs. Appreciation

Sep 28, 2023 Comments Off on Cultural Appropriation vs. Appreciation

| CHALLENGE | DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9 | DAY 10 | Cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation are terms used to describe how individuals or groups from one culture…

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Day 9: Music Education Access

Sep 28, 2023 Comments Off on Day 9: Music Education Access

| CHALLENGE | DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9 | DAY 10 | Music is not just a form of art; it’s a powerful tool that enriches lives, fosters creativity,…

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Equity vs. Equality

Sep 26, 2023 Comments Off on Equity vs. Equality

| CHALLENGE | DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9 | DAY 10 | In Days 1-7 of the Racial Justice Challenge we discussed some ways equity and equality impact different…

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Redlining vs. Segregation

Sep 21, 2023 Comments Off on Redlining vs. Segregation

| CHALLENGE | DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9 | DAY 10 | In Days 3 and 4 of the Racial Justice Challenge, we discussed systemic barriers that communities of…

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Day 4: Housing Is a Multi-Issue Solution

Sep 21, 2023 Comments Off on Day 4: Housing Is a Multi-Issue Solution

| CHALLENGE | DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9 | DAY 10 | In Day 3 of the Racial Justice Challenge, we talked about some discriminatory housing practices. Recognizing the…

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Day 3: Housing Justice

Sep 20, 2023 Comments Off on Day 3: Housing Justice

| CHALLENGE | DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9 | DAY 10 | Access to Housing Although overt discrimination in the housing market is no longer legal, there are still…

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September RSJ Spotlight | Justice Forral

Sep 19, 2023 Comments Off on September RSJ Spotlight | Justice Forral

Racial & Social Justice Spotlight Series Each month, our Equity Coordinator sits down with an organization or individual in our community to spotlight the work they do to create real and lasting change for a more equitable Spokane. 6 min. read time September Spotlight Justice Forral, Operations Director – SCAR…

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Person-First vs. Identity-First Language

Sep 19, 2023 Comments Off on Person-First vs. Identity-First Language

| CHALLENGE | DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9 | DAY 10 | Language is a powerful tool that shapes our perception of the world and the people in it.…

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2023 Equity For All – Recap

May 2, 2023 Comments Off on 2023 Equity For All – Recap

2023 Equity for all recap Thank you to everyone who joined us for YWCA Spokane’s annual courageous conversation. Last Friday, April 28th, we hosted this year’s Equity For All event at the Woman’s Club of Spokane with a panel discussion led by key experts in the mental health field. Participants…

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RSJ Spotlight: dom+bomb

Dec 21, 2022 Comments Off on RSJ Spotlight: dom+bomb

Racial & Social Justice Partner Spotlight Series Each month, our Equity Coordinator, Lara, sits down with an organization or individual in our community to spotlight the work they do to create real and lasting change for a more equitable Spokane. 11 min read content warning: language, fatphobia December Spotlight dom+bomb…

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RSJ Spotlight: Nanette Cloud

Nov 30, 2022 Comments Off on RSJ Spotlight: Nanette Cloud

Racial & Social Justice Partner Spotlight Series Each month, our Equity Coordinator, Lara, sits down with an organization or individual in our community to spotlight the work they do to create real and lasting change for a more equitable Spokane. 2 minute read content warning: abuse, death, trauma November Spotlight…

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RSJ Spotlight: Mariah Brigman + Yoyot Sp’q’n’i

Oct 31, 2022 Comments Off on RSJ Spotlight: Mariah Brigman + Yoyot Sp’q’n’i

Racial & Social Justice Partner Spotlight Series Each month, our Equity Coordinator, Lara, sits down with an organization or individual in our community to spotlight the work they do to create real and lasting change for a more equitable Spokane. (3 minute read) CW: domestic violence, death/murder October Spotlight Mariah…

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RSJ Spotlight: Alex Gibilisco

Sep 20, 2022 Comments Off on RSJ Spotlight: Alex Gibilisco

Racial & Social Justice Partner Spotlight Series Each month, our Equity Coordinator, Lara, sits down with an organization or individual in our community to spotlight the work they do to create real and lasting change for a more equitable Spokane. (13 minute read) September Spotlight Alex Gibilisco, Manager of Equity…

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Statement Post Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict

Apr 21, 2021 Comments Off on Statement Post Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict

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…

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