Advocacy Program

Join the Advocacy Program to develop your grassroots organizing skills, advocate for social justice, and become a community leader! 

Looking for Anti-Racism Resources for ways to learn more about and support the Movement for Black Lives? Click Here to get started! 

YWCA Advocacy Program Available Fall and Spring semesters.

FALL 2020 OVERVIEW:
This Fall Semester, the Racial Justice and Advocacy program will be co-collaborating and will be meeting virtually for weekly, interactive meetings. Together we will explore how grassroots movements combined with policy can be used as a tool for racial justice and collective liberation. We will engage in political education to deepen our knowledge and understanding of voting rights and civic engagement, Indigenous & Black Liberation Movements throughout US history, and will interrogate white supremacy culture and its pillars that are embedded in our institutions. We will work to deepen our leadership and advocacy skills through community outreach, census & voter education initiatives, connecting with local movements that align with the Movement for Black Lives, and will engage in opportunities to take direct action.

We work interactively to be a part of our larger national campaigns like Week Without Violence and Stand Against Racism.

**Our use of “girls” and “women” is inclusive of all cis and trans women, non-binary, gender non-conforming, gender queer, and any female-identified folks. 

Apply online to become a member of the Fall 2020 Racial Justice/Advocacy Program!

 

 

Check out this Zine created by the Spring 2020 Advocacy cohort, titled, “Rest, Resilience, and Resistance During COVID-19” 

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