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Happy International Women’s Day

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

We honor International Women’s Day by sharing this year’s theme to “Break the Bias,” an idea that all women, especially those of color and part of the LGBTQ community, are deserving of peace, justice, freedom, and dignity. Our mission is to eliminate racism and empower women, so we take today to give room to women… Continue Reading Happy International Women’s Day

Liz Owens Spotlight on ShePlace

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Meet Liz Owens! Liz currently serves as CEO of YWCA Utah where she leads the organization in meeting their mission of “eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.” She is a womanist, feminist, multi-racial, multi-cultural woman of color from Provo, Utah. She serves as a community educator, gender justice and… Continue Reading Liz Owens Spotlight on ShePlace

Advancing Racial Equity – Learn More. Do More.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

FOREWORD Happy 2022 from YWCA Utah. Racial equity is a state of social change that seeks to eliminate racial disparities by an ongoing and intentional practice of changing policies, systems, and structures. Our Learn More. Do More. newsletter is dedicated to continued learning and exploration of ways to take action in racial equity and social justice work. From podcasts to books,… Continue Reading Advancing Racial Equity – Learn More. Do More.

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