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.

21 Day Racial Justice Challenge

Originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., and Debby Irving, the challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership.

Participants will receive daily anti-racist content in the form of articles, videos, or podcasts delivered right to their inbox! Challenge starts March 15th! Call Bridget at 978-465-YWCA x12 with any questions.

Sign Up Here

One Night Homeless Count

Annually the YWCA Greater Newburyport and the Amesbury Council on Aging participate in the One Night Homeless Count on the last Wednesday in January. The count is conducted primarily to highlight the issue of homelessness in our community and promote the need for more affordable housing. The count provides information to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help with their planning and allocation of funding.

Click here to read this year’s report

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

Dr. Jean-Charles, a scholar, professor, and activist who works at the intersections of race, gender, and justice from a global perspective, is the author of a new book entitled: The Trumpet of Conscience Today. In it, she examines three contemporary social justice movements – Black Lives Matter, Me Too, and prison abolition through the lens of Dr. King’s 1967 speeches.

Come join the YWCA Greater Newburyport as we host Dr. Jean-Charles for a presentation entitled: Taking King Out of the Box. This Zoom event will be held on January 13 at 6:00 PM. Tickets are free, but pre-registration is required.

For more details and registration, please click here

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