Center for Race & Gender Equity
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s Center for Race & Gender Equity provides training, organizes events, engages in advocacy, and builds community around the vision of a world in which all women and girls, especially women and girls of color, have equitable access to personal and professional opportunities, free from racial injustice.
2020-2021 Advocacy Priorities
Our advocacy plan supports the mission of YWCA Greater Pittsburgh by engaging in strategic initiatives that empower women, especially women and girls of color. We bring attention and focus on the ways they are marginalized so that we can influence the systemic policy change needed to advance race and gender equity locally, statewide, and nationally.
To protect and improve affordable, quality early care programs, services, and policies that empower women, children and the families we serve.
To strengthen funding, including legislative appropriations, for programs and services that prevent homelessness for the women, children and families we serve.
To inform and educate our community about the racial justice issues that impact the women, children and families that we serve, with an emphasis on women’s economic empowerment and civic engagement.
On the third Wednesday of every month, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s Center for Race and Gender Equity presents Action Conversations on Race, a panel discussion dedicated to racial justice. Featuring local experts and leaders in fields such as equity and diversity, policy change, and advocacy, these conversations are designed to build community and create change.
Our April 21st Action Conversation focuses on Racism as a Public Health Crisis. Join us at 12pm on Zoom for this engaging community discussion.
Learn more and register here.
Racial Justice Education
The Center for Race & Gender Equity provides equity and diversity training in a range of topics to corporations, nonprofits, schools, community groups, and more. We develop and deliver educational workshops and programs for individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
If you’re interested in learning more about our Racial Justice Education, please contact Barbara Johnson at email@example.com
Voter Empowerment and Registration
YWCA is committed to educating eligible voters about registering to vote, protecting voting rights, and accessing accurate voter information. Activities include National Voter Registration Day advocacy, providing assistance updating and applying for voter registration, and explaining dates and requirements related to upcoming elections.