On #MothersDay and every day, we celebrate all the moms and mother figures who hold our families and community together.

Today, let’s rally around all parents and guardians by telling Congress to #SolveChildCare for working families.
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National Birth Equity Collaborative’s 5th Annual Black Maternal Health Week deepens the national conversation about Black maternal health in the U.S. Join the conversation by visiting: https://birthequity.org/BMHW22/ ...

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#BMHW22
Although the work is far from over, we would like to give a big shoutout to the Mothering of Asheville movement and @sistas_caring_4_sistas for making huge progress in decreasing the Infant Mortality Disparity Ratio between Black and White Babies in Buncombe County!
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Social determinants of health prevent many people from racial and ethnic minority groups from having fair opportunities for economic, physical, and emotional health due to the many racial disparities in the healthcare system. We, the YWCA of Asheville, are committed to fighting these disparities and bring awareness to Black Maternal Health! #BMHW22 ...

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This year marks the fifth anniversary of Black Maternal Health Week, which will be held from April 11-17, 2022! We at the YWCA of Asheville are uplifting @BlackMamasMatter (BMMA), an organization that focuses on Black women's scholarship, maternity care work, and advocacy across the full spectrum of sexual, maternal, and reproductive health care! Learn more at blackmamasmatter.org/bmhw #BMHW22 ...

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It takes 21 days to form a habit. We challenge you to make active antiracism a habit by accepting the Stand Against Racism Challenge. Commit to 21 days of antiracist challenges by registering now! Link in bio.
#YWCASARChallenge
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The Stand Against Racism Challenge launches 10 DAYS from TODAY! Register now to join thousands of others across the country in a national antiracist movement. Link in bio
#YWCASARChallenge
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#WomensHistoryMonth
In 1965, E. Thelma Caldwell became YWCA of Asheville's Executive Director. This made Thelma only the second Black YWCA Executive Director in the United States and the first in the South! Many Accomplishments were made under Thelma’s executive leadership such as; major building renovations to the South French Broad location, the launching of a school for teen moms, and the initiation of numerous childcare programs. The most significant accomplishment for Thelma was the physical integration of Black and White YWCAs. She was a visionary whose courage shepherded this monumental change right here in Asheville! We are #BetterBecauseofHer
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#WomensHistoryMonth
Tsai Ing-wen is the first female President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and a member of the Taiwanese Democratic Progressive Party. She supports disadvantaged groups, favors LGBTQ+ rights, and champions bipartisanship, labor reform, and green energy.

What can’t she do? Not only are the people of
Taiwan #BetterBecauseOfHer — we ALL are!
#EmpoweredWomen
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Whether this is your first step to racial equity, or you are a social justice expert, this year’s Stand Against Racism Challenge is full of all-new, actionable steps to create change in our communities. Commit to antiracism and register for the challenge now! Link in bio.
#YWCASARChallenge
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#WomensHistoryMonth
Dolores Huerta is still crushing it in her ninth decade! The labor leader and civil rights activist is proof that if you’re intent on making the world an even playing field, then nothing can slow you down.

Huerta has won the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, as well as being the first Latina inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame!

“I never felt overlooked because I didn’t expect any kind of recognition. I think that’s very typical of women.”

Dolores Huerta, you are anything but typical. We are #BetterBecauseOfHer.
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The leader of @MacquarieGroup, a global financial services firm, Shemara Wikramanayake is intent on using private capital for solutions to our existential climate issues.

Not only has Shemara led her company to record profits since she began her tenure, she has also thrown herself headfirst into the weeds of creating a new low-carbon normal. Her aim is simple and elegant: to invest in the climate — and to inspire others to do so, too!

We are #BetterBecauseOfHer. #WHM2022 #EmpoweredWomen
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SAVE THE DATE
A month from TODAY The Stand Against Racism Challenge starts APRIL 4TH and registration is open! Click the link in our bio to register now! #YWCASARChallenge
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Join us for our monthly Myofascial release class. This month will be a general overview class. Perfect for an introduction. Give us a call to sign up 828.254.7206 ...

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Happy #WomensHistoryMonth! All this month, we will be featuring some exceptional women who put in the work to #EliminateRacism, #EmpowerWomen, and create a better and stronger world for us all. Be sure to stay tuned to learn more about women changemakers across the globe and how our world is #BetterBecauseOfHer 🧡 ...

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Today, we’re celebrating #BlackHerstoryMonth by celebrating the life and legacy of our very own Dr. Dorothy Height. Known as the “godmother of the civil rights movement,” she dedicated her life to the intersectional mission of racial and gender equality and inspired other well-known civil rights leaders, including Martin Luther King, Jr. ...

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Toni Morrison is one of the most celebrated authors in the world with her catalogue of books including, “The Bluest Eye,” “Song of Solomon,” and “Home.” Her work often grappled with issues of race, class, and gender equity, always with a focus on African American culture.

During her career, Toni Morrison won MANY prestigious awards including the Pulitzer Price, the presidential Medal of Freedom, and she was the first Black woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. No one could write on the experience of Black American life quite like her, and no one has since. Through her work at Random House publishing, she was also able to edit works and support other incredible Black writers such as Toni Cade Bambara, Gayl Jones, and Angela Davis.

Toni Morrison not only dedicated her work to sharing #BlackStories, but her dedication to making space for other Black women and authors to write about our history through the lenses of magical realism and historical fiction was unprecedented. The far-reaching impacts of her work cannot be understated, and her legacy is truly #legendary.

#BlackHerstoryMonth
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