YWCA South Florida Mission Moment Mondays
Every Monday, we share impact stories and ways you can plug into the YWCA South Florida and join our mission to eliminate racism and empower women.
Until institutions are transformed until the world sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do… Until Justice Just Is.
We need your ongoing support to help us eliminate racial and social injustices. By signing up to be a YWCA Justice Mover, you can support YWCA South Florida programming and bring attention and awareness to the systemic and institutional racism that plagues our community.
As a Justice Mover, you will have the opportunity to work hands-on with other like-minded leaders in hosting events around timely topics, leading conversations on important issues, and gathering and organizing resources to help launch future programs like the 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge.
The right to vote didn’t always come easy to all citizens. Until recently, most countries denied voting rights to half of their population: women.
Women’s Equality Day celebrated every August 26, commemorates the passage of women’s suffrage in the United States. Ratified in 1920, the 19th Amendment ensures voting rights for everyone regardless of gender.
This Wednesday, we celebrate and remind ourselves of the hurdles overcome by the heroic women who faced violence and discrimination to propel the women’s movement forward.
Did you know Black women who participated in the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the 19th century, were almost entirely absent from event photographs like the Women’s Suffrage March? This is not by accident. Both then and now, Black women have been marginalized from the narrative of women’s suffrage in America.
As we celebrate the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment and National Women’s Suffrage Month, we’re proud to honor courageous suffragists like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Mary Church Terrell who never gave up the fight for equality for ALL.
Our 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge may have ended last month, but the imprint it has left on the South Florida community has truly been incredible.
The initiative dedicated to providing participants with daily challenges on topics of racial and social justice was completed by 4,534 participants across 153 cities throughout 25 states! It empowered and educated 477 participants on our Facebook group who engaged in 2,500 reactions, comments, and shares surrounding issues of systemic racism.
My mother, like most matriarchs, dared to dream of a different life for her four children. She came to this country first, then sent for us one-by-one. I arrived at the age of 13.
When it came time to register for high school, I was asked to check a box… to designate myself as a race. I had never been asked that before, and I was utterly confused. None of the categories fit. Not one.
During the 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge , we have been learning and discussing so much about the long-lasting impact racism has had on voting, education and criminal justice. And this week, we’ll be diving into public health. If you haven’t joined us in the journey, it’s not too late to sign up. Register here to learn more how you can be a part of the change towards racial justice with the 152 companies and organizations in South Florida who have already accepted.
South Florida, we have two weeks left to complete our 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge , and we want to hear about your experience so far. What have you been doing to create change for racial and social justice in our community? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out on our social media pages on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to share your experience or how you’re making a difference.