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2024 Equity for All – Recap

Apr 29, 2024 Comments Off on 2024 Equity for All – Recap

Thank you for joining this courageous conversation! Last Thursday, April 25th, we hosted Equity for All at the Hive with a distinguished panel of maternal health community leaders. Over 120 people attended either in person or online, creating a powerful atmosphere. Before the panel, we had a musical duo perform…

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Mission Moment – RSJ Learning Community

Mar 6, 2024 Comments Off on Mission Moment – RSJ Learning Community

About YWCA Spokane’s Racial and Social (RSJ) Learning Community is an intentional space for courageous conversations about systemic issues that impact our community. Together, community members and YWCA Staff & Board can learn what to do with our awareness and how to create change. Explore our racial and social justice…

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February RSJ Spotlight | April Eberhardt

Jan 31, 2024 Comments Off on February RSJ Spotlight | April Eberhardt

Racial & Social Justice Spotlight Series Each month, YWCA Spokane spotlights an organization or individual in our community that is aligned with our mission so we can highlight the work they do to create real and lasting change for a more equitable Spokane. 48 min. watch February Spotlight April Eberhardt,…

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January RSJ Spotlight | YW Community Engagement Team

Jan 5, 2024 Comments Off on January RSJ Spotlight | YW Community Engagement Team

Racial & Social Justice Spotlight Series Each month, YWCA Spokane’s Equity Coordinator spotlights an organization or individual in our community that is aligned with our mission so we can highlight the work they do to create real and lasting change for a more equitable Spokane. 35 min. watch time January…

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2023 Community Engagement Impact Report

Jan 5, 2024 Comments Off on 2023 Community Engagement Impact Report

A New Department Focused on Impact Founded in 2022, YWCA Spokane’s Community Engagement Department was created to help promote community collaboration and action that furthers the mission of the agency. After a year of growing and learning, the department is proud to share how their work has helped prevent future…

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November RSJ Spotlight | Tamika LaMere

Nov 1, 2023 Comments Off on November RSJ Spotlight | Tamika LaMere

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. 2 min. read time November Spotlight Tamika LaMere | Native Educator, Spokane…

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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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Racial Justice Challenge | Week 2 Wrap-up

Sep 29, 2023 Comments Off on Racial Justice Challenge | Week 2 Wrap-up

| CHALLENGE | DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9 | DAY 10 | During the second week of our challenge (Days 6-9), we delved into the disparities that exist within…

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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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Day 8: Racism In The Music Industry

Sep 27, 2023 Comments Off on Day 8: Racism In The Music Industry

| CHALLENGE | DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9 | DAY 10 | The world of music is often celebrated as a universal language, connecting people across cultures. However, racism…

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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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Day 7: Mental Health Disparities

Sep 26, 2023 Comments Off on Day 7: Mental Health Disparities

| CHALLENGE | DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9 | DAY 10 | Mental health is a fundamental aspect of overall well-being, yet the US faces a stark reality: significant…

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Day 6: Mental Health Equity

Sep 25, 2023 Comments Off on Day 6: Mental Health Equity

| CHALLENGE | DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9 | DAY 10 | Anti-Asian racism is on the rise, increasing by over 300% during the pandemic. Journalists, including Connie Chung,…

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Racial Justice Challenge | Week 1 Wrap-up

Sep 22, 2023 Comments Off on Racial Justice Challenge | Week 1 Wrap-up

| CHALLENGE | DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9 | DAY 10 | In Week 1, we unearthed some issues found at the intersection of disability and housing. Accessible and…

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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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