Now in its 25th year, the Inspire Luncheon brings together Portland’s most prominent business and community leaders who are committed to the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. This year’s keynote speaker is the Orange is the New Black author, Piper Kerman.Details
The increased attention to domestic violence across the country has led to an increase in demand for victim services. At the same time, many of these programs are experiencing stagnant or reduced funding, which limits their ability to serve more victims.Details
The YWCA of Greater Portland hosted a gun violence discussion with Oregon leaders and former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords for a roundtable discussion on the need for more laws to protect communities from gun violence.Details
On Monday, February 15th, YWCA of Greater Portland Social Justice Program Intern Jenna Borowski testified at the Oregon Senate Minimum Wage Bill (SB-1532A) public hearing. Read her powerful statement in support of raising the Oregon minimum wage to $15/hour: Chair Holvey and Committee Members, My name is Jenna Borowski and I am here representing the YWCA…Details
“Black history is finally more than reliving a traumatic past — though memory is important. Current racial justice movements have forced us to care about the black present and black future just as much as we care about the black past.” – Brittany Packnett, Campaign Zero organizer, member of the President’s Task Force on 21st…Details
Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., CEO of the YWCA USA, unpacks Black History Month and women’s empowerment with Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani.
YWCA USA’s refreshed brand campaign launched January 25, 2016. YWCA USA CEO talks with Forbes.com about how the YWCA is better evolving to support women and communities of color.
In celebration of the holiday season, participants with the Family Preservation Project (FPP) enjoyed a performance of The Nutcracker on Dec. 20, courtesy of the Oregon Ballet Theater. It was a special reunion for FPP members, all of whom are mothers who served time in prison.Details