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.
The Census Bureau has extended its deadline to respond to the 2020 Census until today, October 5th. You still have time to be counted! Help the South Florida community get the federal funding we need. Respond to the Census online, by phone, or mail now!
Did you know? At least 55 percent of women overall find each legislative solution tested to be very important when it comes to Congress and the next President addressing key priorities, according to YWCA USA’s YWomenVote 2020 survey.
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Six in 10 Latinas are very worried about having affordable and secure health insurance, according to YWCA USA’s YwomenVote 2020 survey.
As our nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impacts on women, raising our voices is even more important. Join YWCA USA and YWCA South Florida’s YwomenVote 2020 webinar on Tuesday, October 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Our “Conversation with America’s Women” will feature national speakers and community leaders in South Florida and explore why women will vote in the 2020 election and why their policy priorities should be on the agenda of everyone on the ballot.
A record 32 million Latinos are projected to be eligible to vote in 2020, up from 27.3 million in 2016. The 2020 election will mark the first time that Hispanics will be the largest racial and ethnic minority group in the electorate, accounting for just over 13% of eligible voters, according to the Pew Research Center.
Did you know? According to an article in Harvard Political Review, half of all school-aged children are non-white. Of children’s books published in 2013, only 10.5 percent featured a person of color. In 2016, this number doubled to 22 percent, but white is still the “default identity.
The new school year has officially started, and we want to give a shout out to all the students, teachers, administrators, and parents for their patience and determination to start the academic year off strong!
We know that access to high-quality?education is more important now than ever to provide support to parents and ensure the next generation is set up for success. Designed to offer children ages five to 10 a safe learning space, YWCA South Florida’s Learning Pods feature small groups of children following a social distance learning curriculum taught by our trained educators. The program also includes after school activities on global education, financial literacy, and STEM curriculum.
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.