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Juneteenth Resources

Monday, June 14, 2021

The Other Independence Day Why Juneteenth Should Finally be Celebrated as a National Holiday What it Means to Celebrate Juneteenth This Year Celebrating Juneteenth: America’s Second Independence Day Juneteenth: the “Other” Independence Day Freedom for Who? A Reflection on Juneteenth and the Fourth of July Senate passes bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday This… Continue Reading Juneteenth Resources

YWCA South Hampton Roads Appoints New CEO Michelle Ellis Young

Monday, April 26, 2021

NORFOLK, VA –YWCA South Hampton Roads (YWCA-SHR) Board of Directors has named Michelle Ellis Young as its new CEO, following an extensive national search. Michelle Ellis Young’s background as an executive director of non-profit organizations, humanitarian, and educator will further advance the mission of the organization. “We are thrilled to welcome Michelle as our new… Continue Reading YWCA South Hampton Roads Appoints New CEO Michelle Ellis Young

Earth Day & Environmental Racism – Be Anti-Racist in a Climate Changing World

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

During our 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge we took a deep dive into Environmental Racism. Today we’d like to shed some light on this rarely discussed topic. Below are some resources to help you learn about Environmental Racism, and we would like to kick things off with talking about what Environmental Justice is. What is environmental justice?  When we started… Continue Reading Earth Day & Environmental Racism – Be Anti-Racist in a Climate Changing World

Racial Justice Town Hall: Racism as a Public Health Crisis RESOURCES

Monday, February 22, 2021

Dr. LaQuiche Parrott Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Navigating EdEquityVA – Virginia’s Roadmap to Equity. The comprehensive guidance document outlines the Commonwealth’s shared education equity priorities and advances tools and resources that support local school divisions. With a focus on centering equity through cultural competency and the elimination of opportunity gaps, the framework affirms the… Continue Reading Racial Justice Town Hall: Racism as a Public Health Crisis RESOURCES