10.16.17 PWA November 2017 Endorsements

PWA has endorsed the following candidates for the November 2017 election and looks forward to working with each to promote a progressive political agenda locally. We believe these candidates have the skills and leadership necessary to affect positive change in their communities. Please visit their campaign websites for more information and don’t forget to vote on November 7! Emily Bridson - Kentwood 1st Ward City Commissioner Erin Byrnes - Dearborn City Council Commissioner Erin Knott - Kalamazoo City Commissioner

10.4.17 Looking Within Ourselves... RECAP

PWA would like to thank everyone who came out for our event "Looking Within Ourselves and Beyond to Eliminate Racism" and extend a very special thank you to YWCA CEO Charisse Mitchell, who led a frank and thought provoking conversation about race and racism in our everyday lives. Charisse challenged us to see racism as an institutional and structural set of power relations and move beyond identifying racism as mainly the attitudes and actions of individuals. She explored the ways in which often well meaning notions of "colorblindness" can contribute to inequity and cultural erasure, and she helped define often misused terms such as diversity vs equality vs equity in order to foster more pro

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