Written by Eric Bronson On Friday May 19th at Seattle City Hall, YWCA Seattle|King|Snohomish hosted its annual Stand Against Racism event, bringing together city officials, poets, activists and community members to take […]
In honor of Women’s History Month, YWCA staff member Angie Burnside shares her reflections on making history by being part of the Women’s March on Washington. I first became aware of the idea for a […]
In honor of Women’s History Month, YWCA board member Stephanie Ellis-Smith shares her reflections on making history by being part of the Women’s March on Washington. I first decided to […]
In the first part of her "Separate and Unequal" blog series, Perry Firth examined some troubling outcomes of the re-segregation of our nation’s schools, including the disproportionality of discipline that results in suspensions, expulsions and dropping out. These contribute to the systemic problem known as the “school-to-prison pipeline” and lack of success for many students of color. In Part Two, she writes about the impact of all this and what we can do about it.
Children across the state have said goodbye to summer and headed back to school. Research shows that some of these students, through no fault of their own, will receive unequal treatment in the classroom. School psychology grad student Perry Firth explains what that unequal treatment looks like and why it happens in this first part of her two-part series, "Separate and Unequal: Poverty, Race and America’s Education System."