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Op-Ed on the need for a better educated, more aware Ohio by Lalitha Pamidigantam

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Columbus Dispatch | Op-Ed |  Lalitha Pamidigantam, YWCA Columbus Advocacy Manager shares that a more educated, more emotionally aware and intelligent Ohio population will aid in building a future where we truly can promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Read the full article here.

10th Anniversary of DACA: it was never enough

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

By: Belen de Leon, YWCA Columbus Program Coordinator June 15, 2022 marks the tenth anniversary of DACA, the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. YWCA Columbus celebrates this milestone by revisiting DACA’s history and impact, and by joining DACA recipients in calling for much-needed change to our immigration system.   What is DACA? Deferred Action… Continue Reading 10th Anniversary of DACA: it was never enough

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