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An acknowledgement of the trauma caused by the myth of Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

By: Lalitha Pamidigantam, YWCA Columbus Policy Analyst Belen de Leon, YWCA Columbus Program Coordinator YWCA Columbus recognizes that the history of Thanksgiving has historically been revised to erase Indigenous voices and experiences. As an antiracist agency that stands on the stolen land of the Kaskaskia people, Shawnadasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), Myaamia, and the Hopewell, we are aware that anti-Indigenous racism is embedded… Continue Reading An acknowledgement of the trauma caused by the myth of Thanksgiving

YWCA’s new Center for Racial Equity is training Central Ohio businesses on anti-racism

Monday, November 22, 2021

Columbus Business First |  Article | YWCA Columbus’ mission has long been to eliminate racism, but now that goal is being further put into action with the launch of its new Center for Racial Equity. The center’s focus includes conducting racial equity trainings for Columbus-area businesses and nonprofits and expanding the organization’s racial equity policy… Continue Reading YWCA’s new Center for Racial Equity is training Central Ohio businesses on anti-racism

YWCA Columbus joins community leaders to demand affordable housing

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Columbus Dispatch |  Article | Black community leaders urged public and private officials to do more to create affordable housing in Greater Columbus, saying the need has become as dire as ever. … Christie Angel, president and CEO of YWCA in Columbus, said her organization now shelters 188 individuals, 76% of whom are Black. She… Continue Reading YWCA Columbus joins community leaders to demand affordable housing

A statement from YWCA Columbus

Thursday, October 28, 2021

During yesterday’s Activists and Agitators event, a statement was made that was harmful to our local Jewish community and the Bexley community. YWCA Columbus apologizes for the pain this comment has caused, and we accept responsibility for the harm inflicted. We have redacted that portion of the event video so the statement is not repeated,… Continue Reading A statement from YWCA Columbus