Three Years Later: How are we still here?

Today marks 3 years since the terrible mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. Having grown up in El Paso this truly devastated me. I can remember waking up that morning as if it was any other day, but upon commencing my morning routine of checking the news I saw something that would shake my world.…

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The Evolution of Feminist Frequency: Women in Video Games and Culture

Video gaming has often been seen as a world dominated by a male audience, viewership, and consumerism. However, more recently there has been a surge of women who are consuming this form of media at a rapid rate. In the late 2000’s, Anita Sarkeesian came onto the scene and changed the way we look at video…

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The Green Wave: Safe and Legal Abortions

Latin America has a long standing tradition of its people fighting against militant governments for their rights as a community. From Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo (Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo) during La Guerra Sucia (the Dirty War) to the fight for abortion rights in Argentina, the color green has been symbolic…

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YWCA Greater Austin receives $1 million donation from MacKenzie Scott

The YWCA of Greater Austin has received a $1 million dollar donation from MacKenzie Scott. The donation is part of Scott’s $4.2 billion-dollar philanthropic effort to support organizations serving underserved communities during the pandemic.  MacKenzie Scott is a novelist and philanthropist committed to supporting organizations working for social issues such as racial equity, LGBTQ rights,…

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End of Year Giving: Your support goes a long way!

In this time of giving its always important to be there for one another. Help us serve others through our various programs by donating to our end of Year Giving Campaign. Donate by clicking here. Remember, Instead of — you can $10 – Fancy cup of coffee — provides toys and art materials for children’s therapy…

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Giving Tuesday

December 1, 2020 Your support goes a long way! Instead of — you can$10 – Fancy cup of coffee — provides toys and art materials for children’s therapy session $25 – Tank of gas — providing a career service session with a social support specialist $50 – Two new books — help someone in urgent need access…

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The Not JUST Mental Health Symposium Starts Tuesday!

October 25, 2020 Not JUST Mental Health: The impact of sociocultural, environmental & systemic factors  VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM: Tuesday, October 27- Thursday, October 29, 2020 Sponsored by Bumble, Austin Lakes Hospital, Rock Springs, Advisors for Change, and InSync Healthcare Solutions LLC For 113 years, YWCA Greater Austin has been a social justice leader in the community, advancing…

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Early Bird Pricing Ending Soon

September 28, 2020 Not JUST Mental Health: The impact of sociocultural, environmental & systemic factors  VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM: Tuesday, October 27- Thursday, October 29, 2020 Reserve your ticket today! Early-bird pricing ends on Wednesday, September 30th. For 113 years, YWCA Greater Austin has been a social justice leader in the community, advancing our mission towards the Elimination of…

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This past weekend we mourned. Today we fight.

September 21, 2020 This past weekend we mourned, cried, and sent virtual grief hugs to our staff, volunteers, board, and our community due to the passing of iconic shero, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Today we fight. As we continue wiping these tears from our faces and sending condolences to Justice Ginsberg’s family and our nation, we are reminded of Justice Ginsburg’s message in her final days ” My most fervent wish Is that I not be replaced until a new President Is installed”. ~Naya Diaz, Executive Director, YWCA Greater Austin In honor of Ruth…

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YWCA Greater Austin Mental Health Symposium

September 10, 2020 Not JUST Mental Health: The impact of sociocultural, environmental & systemic factors  VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM: Tuesday, October 27- Thursday, October 29, 2020 For 113 years, YWCA Greater Austin has been a social justice leader in the community, advancing our mission towards the Elimination of Racism and the Empowerment of Women. In collaboration Huston Tillotson…

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