YWCA Alaska is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women while promoting dignity, peace, freedom and justice for all.
The mission of the YWCA, eliminating racism and empowering women, has been the guiding principle for creating programs in health, economic empowerment, youth development, social justice, and women’s leadership. With a community-based Board of Directors, the YWCA Alaska is an autonomous nonprofit organization dedicated to providing mission and participant-driven programming in Alaska
Statement from YWCA Alaska CEO,
Hilary A. Morgan
YWCA Alaska has significant concerns about the unfortunate chain of events in Ferguson that led to the loss of human life. In order for true healing to take place in Ferguson and communities around the country, law enforcement agencies, churches and civil rights organizations must come together to restore faith in our justice system. We hope that the Department of Justice’s investigation will offer the Brown family confidence that justice will be attained without bias. We ask that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder update the 2003 Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies without further delay. Furthermore, it is imperative that Congress pass the End Racial Profiling Act, a bill that would require cultural competence policies and procedures for eliminating racial profiling. It is incumbent upon us all to utilize the tragic death of Michael Brown as an opportunity to cultivate a world that fosters peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YWCA Alaska will continue our efforts to ensure that the injustices brought to light in the Ferguson case lead to positive change and equality for all.
Ways to Engage on Racial Profiling:
- Repost the YWCA Alaska statement on social media and share with your local media.
- Contact your Congressional delegation and tell them to pass the End Racial Profiling Act.
- Attend a civil protest rally in your community.
- Register to vote. (Non Profit Vote)
YWCA Alaska would like to thank all of the
people who make our Women of Achievement Event Possible!
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YWCA Alaska’s Board of Directors has resolved to eliminate the Gender Pay Gap in Alaska by 2025!
Click Here for Press Release sent out yesterday: YWCA Alaska Eliminating_Gender_Pay_Gap_Press_Release-8.25.14
If you have any questions about this initiative please contact Tamiah Liebersbach at 644.9611 or Hilary Morgan at 644.9600
YWCA Alaska is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity and Seal Holder.
We meet all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.