Historical YWCA Brooklyn Archives Preserved

YWCA Brooklyn and Brooklyn College unveiled an archival collection dating back to the 1880s entitled YWCA Brooklyn: Empowering Women since 1888 that highlights women’s political and economic empowerment in the borough. The project includeds 350 boxes of historical documents, photographs...

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YW LEADers in Albany
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WPP SPOTLIGHT: WPP Interns Take on Social Advocacy YWCA Brooklyn’s mission is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Among the programs that furthers our mission is the YW LEAD, college access...

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Passing the Torch!
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Our graduating YW LEADers are now on their way to preparing for college in the fall. We're so proud their hard work and accomplishments and we are looking forward to their bright futures. We celebrated them at a Passing the Torch ceremony...

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Brooklyn Pride!
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The Brooklyn Pride Festival is an annual event that commemorates, educates, and celebrates diversity and reaffirms the value of all LGBTQ Brooklynites, groups and others who support the struggle for equal rights. These are values that aligned with the mission of the YWCA...

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Equal Pay Day 2019
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The pay gap affects ALL women and we're asking NYS to prioritize equal pay for all. This month, which marks the time of year that women's salaries catch up to that of their male counterparts, we joined community partners PowHer...

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Denim Day 2019
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The Denim Day kick-off event - the Denim Day Bronx March -  was held on April 12th. Denim Day grew out of a 1998 Italian Supreme Court decision that overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans. The judges...

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#RallyForRuth
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As Brooklyn-born Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrates her birthday this month, New Yorkers gathered in her honor and with a mission. The purpose of the celebration was to call for the City to rename the Brooklyn Municipal Building...

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