Dismantling Systemic Racism
YWCA Central Alabama promotes peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Therefore, we are committed to dismantling systemic racism in our state, nation and the communities we serve. To do so, we need allies! Here’s what you can do:
Our Social Justice Framework
We ask that you stand with us as we commit, communicate, educate and advocate. We advocate for a world of equity and human decency. We demand systemic change so lives aren’t senselessly lost.
It takes joint commitment to rid our communities, businesses and institutions of social and racial injustices. So we form alliances and coalitions with like-minded partners who also want to help those who are systemically disenfranchised or have been harmed by bigotry and intolerance. We forge a path of light in spaces that may be uncomfortable but are necessary to live out our mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
We are Strong Alone but Fearless Together! Stand with us as we Commit, Communicate, Educate and Advocate.
YWCA Central Alabama is committed to ensuring that the mission of the organization lives internally and externally in all that we do. We hold ourselves accountable to diversify partnerships, vendors and service providers. YWCA Central Alabama will provide diversity and cultural awareness training to staff and board members to prioritize social and racial justice throughout the organization. Creating a culture of philanthropy is an integral part of our commitment to moving YWCA’s mission forward. In order to ensure the integrity of our donor dollars, we reserve the right to deny funds from an individual or company that does not uphold the spirit of our mission.
YWCA provides resources, training, seminars, webinars and hosts events to inform, influence and empower the community at large and communities of color on social and racial injustice. We provide relevant and research-based information to effect individual and collective change.
YWCA is a provider of safe spaces for courageous conversations around social and racial justice. By generating dialogue internally and externally, we are focused on communicating practical messages that inform and elevate the understanding of systemic problems facing the community. Our communication encourages inclusivity and active participation in eradicating educational, racial and social inequities.
YWCA developed a public policy platform that acknowledges our role in supporting and bringing attention to issues faced in the community. We are not only a social justice organization. We also seek to find areas for social action to advocate for laws, policies and practices that impact those we serve.