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Making Money Off The Poor and Off Of Immigrants: April Roundup

April 29, 2014

Each month, we give you a roundup of the highlights in national and local news relevant to social justice topics. Our goal is to let the stories spark productive conversations that can help create change and a more welcoming and inclusive community for all.
 

Now You Know...

April 21, 2014

 Rev. Stephanie York Arnold is a pastor at Birmingham First United Methodist Church. She is passionate about serving in a downtown church because it provides her the opportunity to truly embrace a diverse group of people and live out her church’s mission statement to be an OPEN place for ALL. Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Alabama and Memphis Theological Seminary. She and her family have been residents in Birmingham since 1999.  

Anytown Alabama and Privilege Re-post

April 14, 2014

This week we are re-posting a blog post about a workshop on privilege at Anytown Alabama. Anytown is a one week social justice camp empowering high school students to become leaders in their communities. This summer Anytown is June 1st-7th and we are looking for rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders to attend!

The Power of Simulations

April 8, 2014

Stacy Oliver is an alumni of the YWCA’s Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program and is currently the Community Outreach Coordinator for One Roof. 

One Day, One Place, One Roof

April 3, 2014

Josh Helms is an AmeriCorps member serving at One Roof. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama. He lives with his partner and their cat. 

Female Rappers and Suspended Preschoolers: March Roundup

March 27, 2014

Each month, we give you a roundup of the highlights in national and local news relevant to social justice topics. Our goal is to let the stories spark productive conversations that can help create change and a more welcoming and inclusive community for all.

Put Yourself in Her Shoes

March 21, 2014

In her spare time as a wife and mom of two energetic young sons, Erin Stephenson is the VP for Development at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.  She has been part of the YWCA's Junior Board since 2008 and is “pumped” to be th

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