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The Dream is Now

July 11, 2013

Anamaria 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.

Photo: Screenshot taken from "The Dream is Now" documentary

Generation Y... W

July 9, 2013

Last week, Forbes BrandVoice posted the online article “Millennials: Entitled or Enlightened?” in which the author referred to Generation Y as “entitled.” The article is recent, but this characterization of Generation Y is nothing new.

Looking Forward to the Fourth

July 2, 2013

Hope Lloyd is a rising senior at Birmingham-Southern College (BSC). She was selected to participate in BSC's Hess Fellows Program - a program that pairs students with nonprofit organizations dedicated to advocacy. Hope was an adviser at Anytown Alabama 2013 and is serving at the YWCA this summer.

Monthly Roundup: News Highlights from June

June 28, 2013

Each month, the blog will bring you a monthly roundup of the highlights in national and local news relevant to social justice topics. Our goal is to hit major news, but also include a few pieces that you may have missed.

Ending Childhood Hunger Means Empowering Moms’ Finances

June 20, 2013

Kimmie Farris is spending her summer as the AmeriCorps Administrator at the YWCA. She recently completed a master’s in English literature at The University of Alabama and is entering a doctorate program for English literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall.

Anytown Alabama and Growth Beyond Camp

June 13, 2013

Hope Lloyd is a rising senior at Birmingham-Southern College (BSC). She was selected to participate in BSC's Hess Fellows Program - a program that pairs students with nonprofit organizations dedicated to advocacy.  Hope was an adviser at Anytown Alabama 2013 and is serving at the YWCA this summer.

Anytown Alabama and Privilege

June 7, 2013

On Wednesday, Anytown delegates learned about privilege and how it affects lives even when people are unaware of it. The Privilege Walk activity was introduced to delegates to illustrate privilege. To see the Privilege Walk activity in action, check out the video below. 

Anytown Alabama and The Cycle of Socialization

June 4, 2013

The YWCA Central Alabama has two overarching pieces to its mission: eliminating racism and empowering women. When reflecting on eliminating racism in the digital age, we decided to blog about social justice issues in our community and the ways that our community is responding. This week, we’re kicking off our blog by focusing on a YWCA program.

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