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Anti-Trans Legislation in the 2020s: Politics, Power, and Impact

Monday, December 5, 2022

By: Clovis Westlund, Leadership & Social Justice Intern Anti-Trans Legislation in the 2020s: Politics, Power, and Impact  Communities across the country are being inundated with anti-trans legislation. Whether the bills are targeting sports, bathrooms, healthcare, classrooms, or pronouns, trans youth are now forced to advocate for their survival, defending their right to exist in front… Continue Reading Anti-Trans Legislation in the 2020s: Politics, Power, and Impact

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.

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