Our Ongoing Land and Labor Acknowledgment Work 

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At YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, we are working actively to embody Land and Labor Acknowledgment practices. This entails not only crafting a written statement, but also identifying clear objectives and calls to action for our work internally and in communities across the Metropolitan Chicago region.   You may be wondering, what is a land and labor acknowledgment? …

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Native Women’s Equal Pay Day

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On Native Women’s Equal Pay Day, we would like to highlight Institute for Women’s Policy Research Fact Sheet entitled “A Decade Without Improvement: Native Women and the Wage Gap” which states the following: Native American women must work 20 months to make the same amount White men make in 12 months  The gender wage gap …

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day is observed the second Monday of October in the United States to celebrate the survival and contemporary experiences of Native peoples. It is important to note that this observance is recent. Historically and conventionally, this date has been recognized as Columbus day, and it continues to be observed as such by the …

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5 Ways to Support Equal Pay for Black Women

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Marking September 21 as Black Women’s Equal Pay Day recognizes that Black women have to work an additional 264 days into 2022 to make the same amount of money that white, non-Hispanic men made in 2021. Here are five steps organizations can actively take towards achieving pay equity for Black women:  De-bias the hiring process  …

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