We are Human. We are Home.

Today we get to hear from another YWCA Seattle I King I Snohomish staff member, Joanna den Haan!  Joanna is a Housing Case Manager at the YWCA and works with many undocumented immigrants.  In light of the May Day Immigrant Rights March in Seattle last week, Joanna shares some of the challenges that these immigrants face.  Find out what Joanna thinks some solutions to these challeges are..      

May Day: International Worker’s Day

YWCA represent! At the May Day rally for immigrant and human rights that is. Meet Devin, a Health Care Access Advocate at the YWCA Seattle I King I Snohomish. She was joined by other YWCA staff in support of the many families at the YWCA's East Fir and East Cherry locations who are immigrants and refugees, facing unique barriers in accessing safe housing, as well as educational and employment opportunities, and health services. Here Devin shares her reflections on the peaceful protest in honor of International Worker's Day. 

Photo Friday: Labor Rights are Human Rights

photo credit, Devin Seman, YWCA Seattle I King I Snohomish Health Care Access Advocate
photo credit, Devin Seman, YWCA Seattle I King I Snohomish Health Care Access Advocate

A photo tease for you today. May 1st saw a lot of protests and rallies in Seattle. We will be highlighting the immigrant rights rally next week and through the eyes of YWCA Seattle I King I Snohomish staff who directly serve immigrants in the Seattle community. What are some of the unique housing needs and challenges for immigrants? Stay tuned.....

Photo Friday: National Volunteer Appreciation Week

We're introducing our first weekly feature! Think of it as a theme for a specific day that you can come to expect. Today we begin "Photo Friday." From people to places, we'll be sharing images that tell stories. With this week being National Volunteer Appreciation Week, how better to start it off than by highlighting a community volunteer! 

Making Change By Telling True Stories

Dan Lamont is a photojournalist. In 2010 he created multimedia stories on family homelessness as a Seattle University Journalism Fellow funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Mechanisms and avenues for telling these stories have changed. The old publishing venues and supporting business structures have crumbled. What has come to take their place is exciting and rife with potential but still unformed and unpredictable. Those who want to report on important social issues must find new ways in this noisy new media environment. Here Dan shares some creative new media opportunities for supporting social change.

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