Our Commitment to Racial Justice Efforts

June 18, 2020 Like so many across this community and country, we are outraged by the devastating impacts of police violence and systemic racism. Change is long overdue. As a domestic and sexual violence service provider, we do recognize and value the critical role that law enforcement and the justice system can play in protecting… Read more »

YWCA Missoula and EmpowerMT welcome Alex Kim as racial justice engagement specialist

YWCA Missoula and EmpowerMT welcome Alex Kim to serve as a joint racial justice engagement specialist. Guided by the recognition that racial equity is at the core of each organizations’ mission, EmpowerMT and the YWCA joined together to develop this collaborative position. Kim will provide support for both agencies’ internal and external racial justice programs,… Read more »

Racial Justice Monthly Book Club

The YWCA Racial Justice Monthly Book Club will meet on July 23rd, from 6-7:30 pm at the EmpowerMT office. We will be reading “One Person, No Vote” by Carol Anderson. From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, the startling–and timely–history of voter suppression in America. Mark your calendar to join the monthly book club now!

Racial Justice Book Club

The June, Racial Justice Book Club will meet on June 25th from 6-7:30 pm at the EmpowerMT office. Join us for the Book Club’s discussion of “Sister Outsider” by Audre Lorde.

Racial Justice Book Club

  Join us for our monthly book club, presented in partnership with The Montana Racial Equity Project and Empower Montana. Free and open to the community. This month we will be reading On the Come Up by Angie Thomas. Goals of book club: -Build relationships across group lines and strengthen connections -Gain a better understanding… Read more »

Struggle Against Silence

One month ago, a man walked into Emanual African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina and shot and killed nine people. A witness stated that the arrested suspect said he was there “to shoot black people” in addition to stating “you’ve raped our women, and you’re taking over the country. I have to do… Read more »

Start There

Since joining the staff at the YWCA in Missoula last May as the Racial Justice Intern, I have bookmarked close to a hundred articles, videos, and links to court cases on my internet browser. I spent hours reading, watching, listening, and waiting for me to get it. My job was to write about racial issues… Read more »