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A Brief History of state-sanctioned violence and discrimination against Latinx People in the United States

Thursday, October 7, 2021

(part 2 of a 2 part series) By: Belen de Leon, YWCA Columbus Program Coordinator Marisa Garverick Herrera, YWCA Columbus Program Manager Lalitha Pamidigantam, YWCA Columbus Policy Analyst In Part One of our series on Hispanic Heritage Month, we examined Latinx identity and discussed the experiences and struggles of Latinx people in Ohio and across… Continue Reading A Brief History of state-sanctioned violence and discrimination against Latinx People in the United States

Hispanic Heritage Month: A Brief Explanation

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

(part 1 of a 2 part series) By: Belen de Leon, YWCA Columbus Program Coordinator Marisa Garverick Herrera, YWCA Columbus Program Manager Lalitha Pamidigantam, YWCA Columbus Policy Analyst Hispanic Heritage Month, observed from September 15th through October 15th, carves out four weeks to honor the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic-Americans to the US. The… Continue Reading Hispanic Heritage Month: A Brief Explanation

Black Women’s Wage Equality

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

By: Allie Valocchi, BS Neuroscience, The Ohio State University, Class of 2022 Lalitha Pamidigantam, YWCA Columbus Policy Analyst Equal Pay Day, first observed in 1996, raises awareness of the gender pay gap by marking the date the average woman must work to in order to make what a white man made the previous year. Because… Continue Reading Black Women’s Wage Equality

Anti-Asian Violence/Racism and Policing in the Asian American Community

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

(part 2 of a 2 part series) By: Kysasurina Adhikari, BS Political Science, The Ohio State University, Class of 2021 Allie Valocchi, BS Neuroscience, The Ohio State University, Class of 2022 Lalitha Pamidigantam, YWCA Columbus Policy Analyst The term Asian American broadly refers to those with ancestry from East, Southeast and South Asia. This term, coined by Asian American activists… Continue Reading Anti-Asian Violence/Racism and Policing in the Asian American Community

YWCA Columbus receives transformational gift for racial equity work

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

YWCA Columbus is proud to announce that they are the recipient of a $1M transformational grant from the American Electric Power Foundation’s Delivering on the Dream: Social and Racial Justice grant program. The multi-year partnership between the AEP Foundation and YWCA Columbus will support the expansion of YWCA Columbus’ leadership and social justice programs focused… Continue Reading YWCA Columbus receives transformational gift for racial equity work