FIRST YEAR REPORT ON CHALLENGE IMPACT
Our 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge may have ended last month, but the imprint it has left on the South Florida community has truly been incredible.
 
The initiative dedicated to providing participants with daily challenges on topics of racial and social justice was completed by 4,534 participants across 153 cities throughout 25 states! It empowered and educated 477 participants on our Facebook group who engaged in 2,500 reactions, comments and shares surrounding issues of systemic racism. Most importantly, the Challenge ignited participants in over 21,000 conversations in 21 days to share their experiences completing the Challenge and how they are taking action to make a difference for racial and social justice.
 
We’re thankful to our corporate sponsors and partners who helped us bring this powerful collective learning opportunity to the community. To learn more about the community impact of YWCA South Florida’s 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge, check out our Impact Report here.
BECOME A YWCA JUSTICE MOVER NOW!
South Florida, let’s continue our fight to see a world where women and communities of color are treated equally. We invite you to join us in our ongoing efforts through the YWCA South Florida Justice Movement. For a century, YWCA South Florida’s direct services have promoted racial justice and personal empowerment and delivered measurable results. Our work has never been more critical—and neither has your support.
 
You can join us in our ongoing efforts and become part of YWCA South Florida’s Justice Movement by making a monthly gift to YWCA South Florida.  

By joining YWCA South Florida’s Justice Movement, you ensure we continue:
  • empowering communities with resources on social justice to educate on the deeply rooted impacts of systemic racism.
  • providing critical child care to parents who are struggling to make ends meet.
  • seeking to improve health outcomes of communities impacted by racial and social disparities.
  • preparing women with the tools they need to break into new careers, expand their own businesses, or establish strong financial habits.
  • building the collective voice and knowledge on racial & social justice
  • fighting for racial justice through programs that address racial inequities
  • giving a powerful voice for those served in our community
As a Justice Mover, you will not only support YWCA South Florida programming, you will also work hands-on with other like-minded leaders in hosting events around timely topics, leading conversations on important issues, and gathering and organizing resources to help launch future programs like the 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge.
By committing, you will join our growing network of social justice champions and help us achieve a brighter, healthier and more equitable future.

Sign up for YWCA South Florida’s Justice Movement HERE or contact Angelica Ramcharran at aramcharran@ywcasouthflorida.org with any questions. 
SAVE THE DATE
August 11: Tune Into Our Weekly IG Live

Tune into our Instagram Live @YWCASouthFL tomorrow at 11 a.m to hear our CEO, Kerry-Ann Royes discuss the far-reaching impact of our
21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge.

Challenge participants are encouraged to chime in with their experiences to the daily prompts.

Let's keep the conversations going!
August 11: YWCA South Florida on WLRN Sundial

You can also hear our CEO, Kerry-Ann Royes tomorrow at
1:20 p.m. on WLRN’s Sundial as she discusses the importance of completing the U.S. Census and how voter suppression and our 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Challenge relates to this topic. Tune in on the radio at 91.3 FM. 

August 13: Black Women's Equal Pay Day

Did you know the 2020 wage gap for Black women compared to non-Hispanic white men is $0.62?

The wages of Black women are driven down by a number of current factors including gender and racial discrimination, workplace harassment, job segregation and a lack of workplace policies that support family caregiving, which is still most often performed by women. According to YWCA USA’s YWomenVote 2019 survey, close to two-thirds of Black women (62 percent) reported experiencing racial discrimination, and half (50 percent) reported experiencing gender discrimination.

It’s time to help fight the wage gap by supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act! If passed, the Act will close loopholes in the Equal Pay Act and bar retaliation against workers who disclose their wages to co-workers. Sign the petition here today.
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