Systemic and structural racism play a large role in determining the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and affects people’s access to quality housing, education, food, transportation, political power, and other social determinants of health. Racism also has negative mental and physical health consequences such
YWCA New Britain strongly supports HJ 58, a RESOLUTION PROPOSING A STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ALLOW NO-EXCUSE ABSENTEE VOTING and HJ 59, a RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO ALLOW FOR EARLY VOTING. Every qualified citizen has a right to vote, but too many people do not
Thanks to funding from the Aetna Foundation, YWCA New Britain and partners will be accelerating revitalization initiatives on New Britain’s East Side. The project, Resilient New Britain, aims to contribute to existing citywide efforts to promote community resilience, healing, and empowerment by using the Trauma Informed Community Development (TICD) framework.
We are excited to announce the FREE 2021 21-Day Challenge for Racial Equity & Social Justice will launch Monday, March 1st, and run Monday through Friday, ending on March 29th. Join us in 21 days of activities such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience,
YWCA applauds the Biden Administration’s executive actions taken yesterday, each of which are critical steps to addressing the deep challenges facing our nation in the areas of the COVID-19 pandemic, racial justice, climate change, the economy, and government integrity. As an organization committed to eliminating racism and empowering women, YWCA
To Our Communities: “Eliminating racism and empowering women,” the powerful mission of all YWCAs in this country, requires a public statement on the events of yesterday at our nation’s Capitol and the unacceptable juxtaposition of these events with how police have handled protests against police violence in Washington DC and
YWCA New Britain and the New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) are collaborating to present a series of virtual yoga classes from featured exhibitions within the museum. The Yoga From the Museum series kicks off on Thursday, January 14 at 5:45 p.m. with an all levels yoga class from
YWCA New Britain is now offering new Empower Workshops that explore various subjects that impact trauma survivors in a holistic format addressing mind, body, and spirit. Workshops are FREE, can be scheduled at your convenience, and can be in-person or virtual. Workshops facilitated by Sunny Swearsky, Certified Sexual Violence Advocate/Counselor and Holistic
Every other year, hundreds of community members gather for YWCA New Britain’s Women in Leadership Luncheon. The 19th biennial Women in Leadership Luncheon was set to take place in May 2021. Out of an abundance of caution due to the continued impacts of COVID-19, the YWCA has made the difficult
YWCA New Britain’s 27th Annual Evening of Treasures Auction was unlike any other. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fundraising event’s bidding, mingling, and activities all took place on virtual platforms for the first time. Supporters and friends gathered for the virtual Evening of Treasures event on November 6.