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Real Women Run Podcast Announcement

Monday, February 14, 2022

REQUEST FOR COVERAGE “Real Women Run Podcast” Launches, Aims to Make Running for Office More Accessible Podcast co-hosts interview eleven women currently serving in local elected office in Utah SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Feb. 14, 2022 – Today, Real Women Run has launched “The Real Women Run Podcast,” which highlights the stories and life experiences… Continue Reading Real Women Run Podcast Announcement

How to Get Involved During Black History Month

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Over the years, YWCA organizations across the country have honored Black History Month through various topics, commemorating African American leaders who have shaped history, and amplified Black voices advocating through activism. This year, YWCA Utah is joining others in the US to highlight The Unsung Legacy of Black Feminism: From Jane Crow to Intersectionality. Follow us on… Continue Reading How to Get Involved During Black History Month

YWCA Utah Update Deserving of Your Donation

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

As this year comes to an end, we reflect on the overwhelming love and support we’ve received throughout 2021, despite the inevitable challenges that come with living through a pandemic. From the labor shortages to the collateral damage we’ve experienced as an organization this year, we’re exhausting every resource to continue supporting those in greatest… Continue Reading YWCA Utah Update Deserving of Your Donation

Stories of Survivors – Crisis Calls are Life-Saving Calls

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Crisis calls are often times the first step in helping domestic violence survivors understand their resources, establish emergency plans, and get help in life-threatening situations. In 2021, crisis calls increased by 60% as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to exacerbate violence in the home. The Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center is a first line of… Continue Reading Stories of Survivors – Crisis Calls are Life-Saving Calls

Domestic Violence & Protecting Indigenous Women – Learn More. Do More.

Friday, November 19, 2021

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to discuss why it is essential to understand what domestic violence looks like, where to go if you are experiencing domestic violence, and why it is imperative that we support domestic violence services. Anyone can experience domestic violence in their life and every case is different. YWCA Utah works… Continue Reading Domestic Violence & Protecting Indigenous Women – Learn More. Do More.

YWCA Utah Official Statement on Davis School District Discrimination

Friday, October 22, 2021

We are deeply upset by the actions and inactions of Davis School District administration, students, and staff regarding racial harassment of Black students and other students of color. All students of color deserve to live and learn without fear. It is our duty, as a community, to protect their ability to do so. Unfortunately, these… Continue Reading YWCA Utah Official Statement on Davis School District Discrimination

Digital Spaces: Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Building Respectful & Affirming Digital Spaces  Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021  Every April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a nation-wide effort to raise awareness of sexual assault and an opportunity to share sexual assault prevention strategies. Taking our cue from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and its 2021 focus on “Building Safe Online Spaces,“ YWCA Utah will be working to build respectful… Continue Reading Digital Spaces: Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021

State & Community Leaders Come Together to Announce Governor Cox’s Declaration of February as Maternal Mental Health Month

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Salt Lake City, UT– State and community leaders, including Utah First Lady Abby Cox and state legislators, will gather on February 17th at 12:00 PM via Zoom to announce Governor Cox’s Declaration of February 2021 as Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month and to discuss significant statewide maternal mental health efforts including recent legislation and state… Continue Reading State & Community Leaders Come Together to Announce Governor Cox’s Declaration of February as Maternal Mental Health Month