Racial Justice

At the core of YWCA Greater Newburyport—and sister YWCAs across the U.S. and around the globe—are racial justice efforts that break down internal and external barriers to racial equality and challenge our communities to move toward equity in the workplace, housing, education, and all aspects of life.

Racial Justice Committee

Chaired by a high school member of the YWCA Board of Directors, this committee, made up of community members and YWCA Board members, spearheads the racial justice work of our YWCA.  The group plans public events such as the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration as well as other educational and awareness activities throughout the year. Our efforts include collaborating with other community organizations to strengthen and expand our efforts. If you are interested in joining this committee email the YWCA staff person who assists the committee.

YWCA Annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration
The YWCA Martin Luther King Jr. celebration is planned and organized by the YWCA’s teen-led Racial Justice committee. Student leaders create innovative and engaging programs about the impact of racism that provoke thought and encourage action. Attendees of our events form a diverse group of ages, races, faiths, political parties, business communities, organizations,/ and schools. The interaction between area high school students and adults is a hallmark of our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Event.

Learn More about A Conversation with Shantelle Castle

Facility Hours

Mon: Closed
Tues. – Fri.
: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sat.: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sun: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
You may enter the YWCA by appointment ONLY!


Tues. – Fri.: 6 AM – 8 PM
Sat.: 7 AM – 3 PM
Sun – Mon: CLOSED
You may enter the YWCA by appointment ONLY!

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