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Suicide Prevention Resources: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

September 10th is National Suicide Prevention Day. In this year’s theme, “Creating Hope through Action,” we aim to create hope for the future. This initiative is made possible by working together as a community to raise awareness about suicide and suicide prevention. In addition, assisting those in need with suicide prevention resources and support. Destigmatizing… Continue Reading Suicide Prevention Resources: What You Need to Know

Moms' Equal Pay Day

Moms’ Equal Pay Day

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Today is Moms’ Equal Pay Day, the day to symbolize how far into the year women must work to make what men did in the previous year. Women are paid 80 cents on the dollar for the same work as men. Mothers are paid even less at 74 cents on the dollar for full-time employees.… Continue Reading Moms’ Equal Pay Day

Women’s Equality Day

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

It’s been 103 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting (some) women the right to vote in 1920. Women of color were blocked both by violence and oppressive legislation from taking part in this pivotal moment in our country’s history. As we approach another election season, the parallels between… Continue Reading Women’s Equality Day

Supreme Court Eliminates Affirmative Action in College Admissions

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Our team at YWCA South Hampton Roads is disappointed in the Supreme Court’s ruling to end Affirmative Action. For decades, Affirmative Action in universities paved the way to right the wrongs of exclusion and segregation. It broke down barriers of disenfranchisement and allowed Black and POC students an equitable opportunity for their academic endeavors. This… Continue Reading Supreme Court Eliminates Affirmative Action in College Admissions