ON A MISSION TO CHAMPION VOICES
YWCA Columbus defies a status quo that puts women, people of color, and the underprivileged on uneven footing. By fostering dialogue, providing practical resources, and educating, we promote empowerment and inclusion. We initiate systemic social change that will create a Columbus of peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Today, that work has taken on new dimension, urgency and importance.
At YWCA Columbus we truly believe that we all have to speak up and show up. That’s why we’re championing the voices of our allies and community partners—to share resources, to educate and activate our community, and engage new audiences with YWCA Columbus.
Racism towards Asian Americans is an integral part of United States history
(part 1 of a 2 part series)
By: Kysasurina Adhikari, BS Political Science, The Ohio State University, Class of 2021
Asian Americans are diverse and the fastest-growing racial group in America. They can trace their roots to more than 20 origin groups in East, Southeast, and South Asia, each with unique cultures and histories. Asians have been in the United States for more than 160 years and have long been targets of violent bigotry. The history of Asian Americans is one of exclusion, violence, and dehumanization. Continue Reading >
Your vote can change our criminal justice system
Throughout our country, communities are working to develop a better understanding of our criminal justice system. I get a lot of questions from residents who are trying to determine what they can do to actively impact the criminal justice system in our county, especially with the recent uptick in calls for reform. My answer is simple and always the same: Register, educate yourself on the issues and the candidates, and vote. Continue Reading >
STAND UP & SPEAK UP–LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD.
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