PRESS RELEASE: 750+ Cities Participate in Stand Against Raciscm

Categories: In the News, Racial Justice
YWCA San Francisco & Marin joined over 750 cities across the county and welcomed fifty community members for an engaging event, Stand Against Racism: Model Making and Breaking last night at the Chinese Historical Society of America. “Today our association recommits itself publicly to the work of eliminating racism by hosting our first community Stand …

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Why we need Equal Pay Day

Categories: Advocacy

On Tuesday, you may have seen lots of this in your social media: YWCA and thousands of others around the country took action in the streets and online on April 12 to bring awareness to the gender pay gap. Equal Pay Day highlights that women have to work over three months into the new year …

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PRESS RELEASE: Gov Brown Signs Legislation Raising CA’s Minimum Wage to $15/hr

Categories: Other
YWCA San Francisco & Marin sees raising the minimum wage as directly connected to its mission to eliminate racism and empower women, and the organization contributed actively to the coalition campaigns that brought this victory for low-income workers. Now on track for a historic minimum wage increase, low-wage workers in California are majority women and …

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Myth Busting

Categories: Advocacy, Racial Justice

James Leong, One Hundred Years History of the Chinese in America (1952). CHSA Collection. When this vibrant James Leong mural, One Hundred Years History of the Chinese in America, first went on display, it generated a mixed response in the Chinatown community. Some celebrated Leong’s interpretation of the Chinese American journey, but others felt that …

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