Advancing Justice: Ensuring Equity for All

April 13, 2023 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET

Watch our virtual town hall event, Advancing Justice: Ensuring Equity for All, where YWCA USA CEO Margaret Mitchell will sat down with an array of experts, community leaders, and elected officials to discuss the intersection between racism and housing disparities, how disability and mental health challenges relate to those disparities, and what we can do to address the most critical issues impacting communities of color today.

The program included an invitation to join this year’s YWCA Racial Justice Challenge, which provides participants with the opportunity to join thousands of others in a unique virtual learning community designed to to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits.

Advancing Justice: Ensuring Equity for All is a feature of YWCA’s annual racial justice initiative, Until Justice Just Is, which centers the racial justice work that the vast network of YWCA Local Associations carry out in communities across the country. This work is critical and urgent, as systemic racism leads to widespread disparities for people of color, including contributing to poorer mental health, denying equal access to housing, and leading to poorer health outcomes and disabilities. This event serves as a kick-off to a full month of thematic events from YWCAs across the nation, during which community members will be invited to participate in our mission of eliminating racism in a tangible way. If you'd like to become a part of the national movement to address systemic racism, get involved and find your local YWCA today!


Margaret Mitchell


Condace Pressley

Director of Community and Public Affairs at WSB-TV

Tina Herrera

YWCA USA Board Chair

Lisa Rice

National Fair Housing Alliance President & CEO

Dara Starr Tucker

Musician, Social Commentator, and Influencer

Michelle Wu

Mayor of Boston

Debbie Esparza

YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix CEO & YWCA USA Board Member

Beth Chandler

YW Boston President & CEO

Jeanice Hardy

YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish Regional Director of Homeless Services
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