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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.

YWCA Columbus Statement on the Proposed State School Board of Education Resolution

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

YWCA Columbus Statement on State School Board of Education and the introduced Resolution to Support Parents, Schools, and Districts in Rejecting Harmful, Coercive, and Burdensome Gender Identity Policies: YWCA Columbus supports our partners in education policy, Equality Ohio and Honesty for Ohio Education, and echoes their calls for the State School Board of Education to… Continue Reading YWCA Columbus Statement on the Proposed State School Board of Education Resolution

Op-Ed on Columbus’ homelessness solutions by Christie Angel

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Columbus Dispatch | Op-Ed |  Op-Ed on the collaborative solutions and shortcomings of Columbus organizations’ actions to address homelessness by YWCA Columbus President & CEO Christie Angel Read the full article here.

YWCA Columbus a partner in new Equity Design Institute

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Columbus Dispatch & Columbus Business First |  Article | YWCA Columbus is proud to be a partner in the Equity Design Institute by JPMorgan Chase that will invest in women of color in Columbus, Ohio. Read more about the institute here in Columbus Dispatch and here in Columbus Business First.

YWCA Columbus Welcomes Three New Leaders

Friday, July 8, 2022

Columbus, Ohio, July 8, 2022 – YWCA Columbus is proud to announce three new leaders: Regina Clemons, Chief Program Officer; Molly Kowaleski, Director of Marketing and Communications; and Christina Walls, Director of Education. Regina Clemons Chief Program Officer rclemons@ywcacolumbus.org Regina Clemons recently joined the team as Chief Program Officer, bringing with her decades of experience… Continue Reading YWCA Columbus Welcomes Three New Leaders

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

Ohio is No Place for Hate: Our Statement on HB616

Monday, June 6, 2022

June 6, 2022 YWCA Columbus stands with our coalition partners against House Bill 616, colloquially named the “Don’t Say Gay, Don’t Say Race” bill. We believe that Ohio’s schools should be filled with opportunities for gaining an honest education, safety, and the affirmation of all students, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.… Continue Reading Ohio is No Place for Hate: Our Statement on HB616

Until All of Us Are Safe

Saturday, May 21, 2022

May 21, 2022 In the aftermath of the recent racially motivated massacre in Buffalo, New York, we took a necessary moment to pause and process this trauma. For Black people and other communities of color across our city and nation, the continuous string of lynchings is not just extremely heartbreaking, but also a constant reminder… Continue Reading Until All of Us Are Safe

Acting Against HB454 – Until Gender Justice, Just Is

Thursday, May 19, 2022

YWCA Columbus stands with our partners in support of public health and LGBTQ+ protections for transgender and non-binary youth. As highlighted by Equality Ohio, if passed into law, “HB454 would interfere with healthcare and youth safety by prohibiting: referrals for medicalized treatments for Gender Dysphoria (defined as, ‘clinically significant distress or impairment caused by a… Continue Reading Acting Against HB454 – Until Gender Justice, Just Is

YWCA Statement on Buffalo Shooting

Monday, May 16, 2022

YWCA Statement on Buffalo Shooting May 16, 2022   “Today, Black families in Buffalo woke up without someone they loved, someone they depended on, someone they laughed with, someone they cried on…only because they were Black in America. These horrific shootings are not the result of a lone extremist or an individual suffering from a… Continue Reading YWCA Statement on Buffalo Shooting

Protecting Abortion Access and Reproductive Justice “Take a Stand Against Ohio House Bill 598”

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Take a Stand Against Ohio House Bill 598 Find Your Representatives: Ohio House: https://www.ohiohouse.gov/members/district-map Ohio Senate: https://www.ohiosenate.gov/senators/district-map Draft Language: Use the draft script when you contact your representative, but be sure to make it personal! Hello, I’m a constituent of Representative/Senator ____________. I live in [City/Town]. I’m calling/writing to urge [Representative/Senator] to vote against House Bill 598.… Continue Reading Protecting Abortion Access and Reproductive Justice “Take a Stand Against Ohio House Bill 598”