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Redskins, Rebels and Lingering Racial Injustice

October 24, 2013

Rebecca Harkless is a second year AmeriCorps member serving in the YWCA Central Alabama’s Social Justice Department. In her service, Rebecca co-facilitates Heritage Panel trainings in area high schools and middle schools. She has also been on staff for Anytown Alabama.
 
Sunday night. Sunday night football. Washington Redskins versus the Dallas Cowboys.

Pink & Purple: Creating a New Movement and Conversation

October 17, 2013

For me and so many others this is not just about a race for the cure for both issues. This is about the conversation of breast cancer and domestic violence awareness in the month of October becoming a full conversation that impacts, encourages and educates while eradicating the SILENCE that leaves women vulnerable to both domestic violence and diseases like breast cancer.

Domestic Violence Awareness, An Opportunity to Save Lives

October 15, 2013

Johnny LeeJohnny Lee is the Founder of Peace@Work, an agency dedicated to the prevention of violence, in and through the workplace.  Previously, he was the Workplace Violence Specialist for the State of North Carolina and the Victim Services Coordinator for the Asheville Police Department.  He also provides the ePanicButton, the Threat Assessment Tool and the Rampage Report.

What will it take to end violence against women and girls?

October 10, 2013

Allison DearingAllison Dearing is Campus Coordinator with the Crisis Center’s Rape Response Program. She works with colleges and universities seeking to utilize best practices when responding to cases of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking on campus. Allison graduated from Samford University and Cumberland School of Law. She is the mother of two spirited, elementary-age sons.

Domestic Violence Services Spotlight: DeShunn Wilkerson

October 8, 2013

In continuing our recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we are highlighting domestic violence services the YWCA Central Alabama provides, along with video spotlights from our Domestic Violence Services staff members who assist in making these vital services available to our community. These video spotlights will feature YWCA Central Alabama staff members highlighting their experiences as domestic violence service providers.

Diversity and the Definition of America

October 4, 2013

Anamaria SantiagoAnamaria Santiago currently teaches literature and composition courses at UAB. She has been on staff at Anytown Alabama for numerous years and was honored to serve as an Anytown Alabama co-director this year.

Spread DV Awareness, Pass the Purple Purse

October 3, 2013

Domestic violence affects 1 in 4 women in their lifetime — that's more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. Still, more than one-third of us have never discussed the issue. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and at the YWCA we have a range of services to help victims of domestic violence. We want to be a part of the national conversation that is happening around domestic violence, so this month we will be featuring the topic of domestic violence on our blog.
 

Monthly Roundup: News Highlights from September

September 26, 2013

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 about race, gender or any trait that can divide people.
 

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