YWCA Berkeley | Oakland https://www.ywca-berkeley.org Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women Fri, 15 Jul 2022 16:51:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0.1 YWCA Berkeley/Oakland Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization https://www.ywca-berkeley.org/2022/07/11/ywca-berkeley-oakland-statement-on-dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization/ Mon, 11 Jul 2022 17:52:31 +0000 https://www.ywca-berkeley.org/?p=8135 Click here for our official statement, resources, and calls to action. We are deeply saddened, by the news that the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade and an individual’s constitutional right to an abortion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This generation will be the nation’s first in almost 50 … Read More

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Click here for our official statement, resources, and calls to action.

We are deeply saddened, by the news that the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade and an individual’s constitutional right to an abortion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This generation will be the nation’s first in almost 50 years to come of age without a constitutionally protected right to abortion, turning back the clock to a time of limited rights and opportunities that no young person in America today has ever known. The YWCA Berkeley/Oakland stands alongside our community, and all communities affected by this decision. The fight is far from over!!!

Officials and abortion providers have made it clear that access to abortions in California will not change in lieu of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. A pregnant person of any age can seek an abortion for any reason at any time until the point where the fetus could survive outside the womb (‘viability’). 

*We cannot and are not offering any direct medical advice, as we are not Medical/Health Care Professionals. Instead we have compiled a list of resources and calls to action. 

In California, minors do not require parental consent to get an abortion. Click here to learn about what abortion laws will look like in each state. 

California is preparing to be a haven for abortion access for people elsewhere in the U.S. If you have family or friends in different states, use your access and state privilege to protect and best support them (safe housing, travel, funds, access to abortion pills).  

It’s okay to not be okay! It’s okay to mourn today and fight tomorrow! Remember that protecting your mental health is the MOST vital. 

In honoring our mission of empowering women and eliminating racism, we invite community members to join us in a wellness workshop and healing space on Wednesday July 20th between 12-2:00pm PST. More details available here

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YWCA State of the Union Statement https://www.ywca-berkeley.org/2022/04/18/ywca-state-of-the-union-statement/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 18:46:05 +0000 https://ywca-berkeley.zurihosting.com/?p=1931 Link March 2, 2022 In response to the President’s State of the Union address on March 1, 2022, YWCA USA CEO Margaret Mitchell released the following statement: “At a time when women* of color continue to bear the brunt of the economic and health impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic including skyrocketing caregiving needs –all … Read More

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March 2, 2022

In response to the President’s State of the Union address on March 1, 2022, YWCA USA CEO Margaret Mitchell released the following statement:

“At a time when women* of color continue to bear the brunt of the economic and health impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic including skyrocketing caregiving needs –all while facing systemic barriers that have long limited our opportunities–President Biden’s State of the Union address got it right. Congress must come together and take action on the economic, caregiving, gender-based violence, health, and racial justice policy solutions that address issues that are central to our lives.

YWCA’s national YWomenVote* 2022 poll found that a majority of women* across the spectrum support legislative solutions like paid family and medical leave, affordable childcare, equal pay, reauthorization of the Violence Against Women* Act, protecting abortion rights, and addressing the impact of stress and trauma from the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, voting rights, white nationalism, holding police accountable, and other racial justice issues remain top concerns for many women.*

This is the unfinished business of the 117th Congress. Women* put in the work to put food on the table, shoulder ever-increasing responsibilities at work, take care of aging parents, help our kids with remote learning, and so much more. It is time that Congress put in the work for us.

This is what women* in America want, need, deserve, and demand.”

*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.

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YWCA Berkeley/Oakland Will Host First Vintage & Artisan Bazaar https://www.ywca-berkeley.org/2022/04/18/ywca-berkeley-oakland-will-host-first-vintage-artisan-bazaar/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 18:44:10 +0000 https://ywca-berkeley.zurihosting.com/?p=1929 The YWCA Berkeley/Oakland is hosting a Fundraiser Vintage and Artisan Fair on April 16th, 2022 from 11am – 5pm! It will be at our building! Location: 2600 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94704 If you are a vintage reseller or maker of handmade goods we would love to have you! We are looking to uplift small … Read More

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The YWCA Berkeley/Oakland is hosting a Fundraiser Vintage and Artisan Fair on April 16th, 2022 from 11am – 5pm!

It will be at our building!

Location: 2600 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94704

If you are a vintage reseller or maker of handmade goods we would love to have you! We are looking to uplift small businesses, local and student artists, and women* identifying, BIPOC, LGBTQIA sellers!

The great part of this event is it will be an opportunity to bring the community and small businesses together while also fundraising for YWCA youth programs which work towards gender, racial, and economic justice among the Bay Area!

Yep, you heard that right. All vendor booth fees and customer entrance fees will go back into our nonprofit’s programming to support the community. So, join us for a day of shopping and supporting other local businesses as we uplift and connect with our community!If you want to apply to be a vendor!

Submit an Application Now

*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.

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Register for the Stand Against Racism Challenge! https://www.ywca-berkeley.org/2022/04/18/register-for-the-stand-against-racism-challenge/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 18:41:19 +0000 https://ywca-berkeley.zurihosting.com/?p=1923 The Stand Against Racism Challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. Participants are welcome to access the SAR Challenge via phone app or web browser, where you will be presented with challenges such as reading … Read More

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The Stand Against Racism Challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. Participants are welcome to access the SAR Challenge via phone app or web browser, where you will be presented with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience, and more!

Register Here

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YWCA USA Stands in Solidarity with YWCA of Ukraine https://www.ywca-berkeley.org/2022/04/18/ywca-usa-stands-in-solidarity-with-ywca-of-ukraine/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 18:37:22 +0000 https://ywca-berkeley.zurihosting.com/?p=1919 Our thoughts and prayers go out to the women,* girls,* and marginalized communities who have been deeply impacted by the war being waged on Ukraine. As the situation in Ukraine intensifies, it draws attention to its consequences on the lives and livelihoods of Ukraine’s women* and girls.* We are committed to supporting Ukraine’s people, especially … Read More

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the women,* girls,* and marginalized communities who have been deeply impacted by the war being waged on Ukraine.

As the situation in Ukraine intensifies, it draws attention to its consequences on the lives and livelihoods of Ukraine’s women* and girls.* We are committed to supporting Ukraine’s people, especially its women* and girls,* at this time of greatest need. We stand in solidarity with our sister organizations, YWCA of Ukraine, World YWCA, and YWCA World Service Council, and are committed to ensuring that their needs are supported as they respond to evacuations, relocation, and humanitarian needs of women,* girls,* and marginalized communities who often bear the brunt of armed conflict. 

We hope that you will join us in meeting critical needs during this difficult time by making a donation to our YWCA Emergency Fund for Ukraine, of which all proceeds will go to YWCA of Ukraine.

*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.

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