YWCA’s commitment to racial justice and civil rights runs deep. Since the 1800s, Black and Native women have been providing leadership in YWCA’s movement. In 1946 the YWCA leadership of women of color, began working for integration throughout the organization. It adopted an “interracial charter” that established “wherever there is injustice on the basis of race, whether in the community, the nation, or the world, our protest must be clear and our labor for its removal, vigorous, and steady.” That work culminated in the creation of YWCA’s One Imperative in 1970: To thrust our collective power towards the elimination of racism, wherever it exists, by any means necessary. YWCA’s approach to racial justice goes beyond changing hearts and minds. We strive to transform communities, systems and public policies. We do this through supporting measures that promote equal protection and equal opportunity for people of color at the national, state and local levels. We also do this through our annual Stand Against Racism campaign and through our racial justice programs and services, which engage more than 140,000 people each year.
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YWCA Greater Flint is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.