50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
DARIEN, CT – An Important Time in our History
August 28, 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the famous 1963 March on Washington. This demonstration led to the passage of pivotal civil rights legislation that ended Jim Crow laws and began the modern era of civil rights. Historically, the YWCA has been in the forefront of creating a voice for women, recognizing that gender, race and economic equality are social issues that are interconnected.
To commemorate this historic event, YWCA supporters from all over the country gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to celebrate how far we’ve come and remind our leaders that there’s still work to do.
The YWCA empowers women in a variety of ways. Right here in Darien, we offer job search assistance, educational courses, support networks, child enrichment classes and many other programs to women and families in our community. Our mission is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice and freedom and dignity for all.
During the past two years, more than 30 states have introduced legislation or enacted laws that would curb access to voting. Just this month, North Carolina passed a law that not only shortens early voting scheduling, but also eliminates same-day voter registration and requires all persons to show a photo ID. These measures can disenfranchise communities of color, women, students, low-income households, and seniors from casting their ballots.
The YWCA has made it really easy to take action. Visit www.ywca.org and click on “act” to send simple, pre-written emails to our local legislators.
For more information about the YWCA’s programs, please visit ywcadariennorwalk.org.
The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.