Why is the YWCA mission to eliminate racism so important? Why do we race to end racism on April 28?

I race because societal, structural and institutional racism, prejudice and discrimination are alive, and in some respects, thriving in West Virginia...

As a child I spent my formative years growing up in Detroit, Michigan and New Jersey just outside Philadelphia. It was not until around the age of 11...

When I was asked the question why I race it made me think about the definition of the word “race”. The word clearly has more than one meaning...

Over the last few years I have been invited to sit at the table for the discussion and action of racial  justice here in the mountain state. I grew up in a very rural town in West Virginia as a transplant from Oklahoma.

It is the right thing to do. When I was a young child growing up in St. Albans WV, my mother and father would consistently tell my brother and me...

My name is Aurreeshae Hines, and I race because I want to be a part of the solution. Growing up, in a sheltered community of a small town in Southern Indiana, I wasn’t exposed to some of the discrimination that was faced by most minorities in this country. I grew up in...

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At YWCA Charleston we are dedicated to our mission: eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.