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YWCA Columbus condemns violence leveled against the AAPI community

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

YWCA Columbus statement on recent violence leveled against the AAPI community: YWCA Columbus extends its deepest condolences to the AAPI community amid the recent mass shootings and acts of violence targeting AAPI people, many of whom were meant to be celebrating the Lunar New Year this weekend. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and, more broadly, throughout our… Continue Reading YWCA Columbus condemns violence leveled against the AAPI community

YWCA Columbus Statement on Board of Education’s decision to pass anti-trans resolution

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

YWCA Columbus Statement on the Ohio State Board of Education’s decision to pass anti-trans resolution: Over the past several months, YWCA Columbus has stood firm with our partners, showing up at the Ohio State School Board of Education and fighting for the safety and dignity of transgender students in Ohio. Today, Member Toal’s amended resolution… Continue Reading YWCA Columbus Statement on Board of Education’s decision to pass anti-trans resolution

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

YWCA Columbus making social change with Activists and Agitators

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

NBC4 |  Interview | YWCA Columbus President & CEO Christie Angel and Immediate Past Board Chair Sandy Doyle-Ahern join NBC4’s Daytime Columbus to discuss the upcoming Activists and Agitators event on October 13. View a brief interview here and the full interview here.

YWCA Columbus Presents: Activists and Agitators Confronting Our Past, Constructing Our Future

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Oct. 5, 2022 (COLUMBUS, OH) – On Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, at 5 p.m., YWCA Columbus will host its 5th annual Activists and Agitators, entitled: Confronting Our Past, Constructing Our Future. This educational and empowering event, which is taking place at Columbus State Community College (Mitchell Hall), will focus on a future where housing and… Continue Reading YWCA Columbus Presents: Activists and Agitators Confronting Our Past, Constructing Our Future

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.

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

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”