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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

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