Category Archives: Inclusion and Public Policy

Our fight against racism, homelessness starts early

by Margaret Mitchell, President and CEO of YWCA of Greater Cleveland. In some ways, it seems that racial tension in our society is more visible than it has been in decades. The recent and regrettable events in Charlottesville demonstrate that blatant hatred … Continue reading

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Attention Northeast Ohio: It’s Time to Talk 2017

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YWCA Forum on Race Returns with Foundations for Change

YWCA Greater Cleveland is proud to announce that Jane Campbell and Rev. Joan Brown Campbell will have a public discussion as part of this year’s It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race. It’s Time to Talk is one of many events that is included as part of ”Stokes: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future”, and YWCA Greater Cleveland is a community partner for the Stokes initiative. It’s Time to Talk is presented in 2017 through a partnership with Cuyahoga Community College and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center. Continue reading

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Racial Profiling Must End

by Margaret Mitchell, President and CEO of YWCA Greater Cleveland If All Lives Matter, then why are we so willing to remain silent when unarmed black Americans are shot by police? I didn’t watch Megyn Kelly and I don’t know … Continue reading

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The One Imperative

  Celebrate Black History Month with the YWCA! Throughout history, the YWCA has been on the forefront of social change for racial equality. YWCA leaders have played important roles in the civil rights movement, creating policy and social change and … Continue reading

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Why Advocacy Matters

Advocacy – the act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending; active espousal. Many people ask why nonprofit organizations like YWCA Greater Cleveland engage in the important work of advocacy. While the dictionary definition presents a clear and factual understanding of … Continue reading

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