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Mask Wearing in our Building

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

This past Friday 5.14.21, NC Governor’s COVID-19 ordinance lifted mandatory face masks, social distancing, and capacity restrictions in most settings with the exception of schools, public health, and public transit. We appreciate your patience as we assessed our YWCA operations in order to ensure that we address the unique needs of each program. As you… Continue Reading Mask Wearing in our Building

The conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 killing of George Floyd is an indication that the police brutality and violence that has plagued our nation will no longer stand, and the blatant disregard of Black lives and people of color will no longer be tolerated.  Today’s verdict offers a moment… Continue Reading The conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin

AAPI Solidarity Conversation – Racism Hurts Everyone

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Racism hurts everyone! Watch the recording of our conversation between the YWCA of Asheville and our siblings at Our Voice. During the discussion, we navigated some of the intersections that create the current landscape of hate towards the AAPI community.  

Asheville Citizen-Times | COVID-19 vaccine: Communication, building trust key to reaching people of color, experts say

Monday, February 1, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine: Communication, building trust key to reaching people of color, experts say Asheville Citizen-Times  (February 1, 2021 by Derek Lacey) — For a successful COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Buncombe County, officials and health providers are going to have to dig deep, communicate and connect with people of color, experts say. In a panel discussion Jan.… Continue Reading Asheville Citizen-Times | COVID-19 vaccine: Communication, building trust key to reaching people of color, experts say