YWCA Michigan Cohort Advocacy Petition
The YWCAs of Michigan including: YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region, YWCA Greater Flint, YWCA Kalamazoo, YWCA Metropolitan Detroit and YWCA West Central Michigan – are leveraging our collective and unified voice to advocate for the communities we serve.
At the core of our mission – eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all
– YWCA believes that no one should suffer from the negative impacts of institutional and structural racism.
The YWCAs of Michigan will focus our collective efforts on the unjust treatment of people of color in our communities. We believe that when community members come together, we can come up with solutions that benefit everyone and create safer communities for all. The below agenda was adopted after seeking input from community members and partners.
We are asking local agencies and community members to stand with us and help us eliminate the disproportionate disciplinary outcomes of youth of color in schools and community, by promoting equitable policies and mandating trainings for school officials and law enforcement.
Please follow the link below to indicate your support. You can remain anonymous if you wish, and your contact information, if you choose to provide it, will only be used to provide you updates on our efforts.