At any one time, almost half of the homeless people in Washington State are families with children. The Spiral Project is a unique public art piece that aims to raise awareness of this group, the “invisible” homeless. Watch an interview with Bryan Ohno from Urban Art Concept as he talks about his inspiration for this project and the power art has to impact the way people think.
Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize winner and co-author of New York Times best-selling book, "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide", was the guest speaker at the YWCA Inspire Luncheon in Seattle this year! At the Luncheon, Sheryl and Firesteel Director Erin Murphy had the opportunity to discuss marketing and advocacy through social media and other innovative strategies. Today we will get to see this interview and also hear from Firesteel marketing Intern Kelsie Reidy about Innovative Advocacy!
Dan Lamont is an award winning photojournalist who is involved in an ongoing multimedia series documenting homeless families in America. Last month Firesteel highlighted the photo exhibit, Looking Into Light, in our events section that contained Dan Lamont photography from the "Homeless in America" series. Here are some of the photos from the exhibit...
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..
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.