YW Blog

Domestic Violence Training

April 6, 2020

Domestic Violence 101 Training Goes Virtual

Register now for YWCA Central Alabama’s Dynamics of Domestic Violence training, which will be from 10-11 a.m. on April 29.This free training session addresses the many signs of domestic violence and how individuals and families can keep themselves safe.

Beware of COVID-19 SCAMMERS!

April 1, 2020

Beware of COVID-19 Scammers, who are working hard to try to get your money. If you get a call, email, text or social media message saying the Internal Revenue Service needs money or some personal information before sending your income-tax refund or stimulus payment, don't respond. It's a scam. Don't open emails or click on attachments or links.

March 12 AmeriCorps Week Celebration

March 4, 2020

Giving is not an act reserved for the holidays. Across the metro-Birmingham area and the nation, benevolent givers are making a positive impact every day through community service.

Stand Against Racism April 24

March 3, 2020

Nationwide, Americans are taking a Stand Against Racism April 23-26, 2020.  Will you take the pledge?

YWCA Central Alabama stands alongside YWCA USA "by raising awareness about the impact of institutional and structural racism and by building community among those who work for racial justice."

On Becoming An Accidental LGBTQ Activist

August 29, 2014

Carolyn Sherer, an award-winning fine arts photographer, was born in Jasper but her military family traveled extensively, shaping her worldview of shared humanity amongst great diversity.

Finding Home in Other Worlds

July 15, 2014

 

Shaina Shealy grew up in Birmingham, AL and was lucky enough to experience four Anytown summers!  She now lives in Jerusalem where she studies Islam and the Middle East. 

Nurturing Inclusive Communities: June Roundup

June 26, 2014

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.

Our One Year Anniversary

June 10, 2014

When we started the blog a little over one year ago, we had a rough vision of where we wanted to take it.  We knew we wanted it to be social justice driven and relevant to our Birmingham community—one half of the YW’s mission is eliminating racism. Anytown and Heritage Panel, both of which have been featured on this blog, are a few exa

Find Your Passion, Support It

May 27, 2014

Maggie McDonald serves the YWCA Central Alabama as Senior Director of Development.  Prior to joining the YWCA she served several different roles in the Office of Institutional Advancement at Birmingham-Southern College as well as Executive Assistant to the President.

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