Celebrating Womxn of Achievement

For the 26th year, YWCA Olympia seeks to celebrate by inspiring South Sound community members during the annual Womxn of Achievement Celebration this November.

Womxn of Achievement is a celebration of the contributions of incredible leaders in our community who are not only making a huge difference, but also those who don’t get honored and celebrated nearly as much as they should because of historic and current patterns of racism and sexism.

This year, Womxn of Achievement is excited to introduce Patrisse Cullors as the guest speaker for their annual event, held on November 6th, 2020. 

Patrisse Cullors is an artist, activist, educator, public speaker, best-selling author and Los Angeles-native. Patrisse is also the Co-Founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and Founder of the Los Angeles-based grassroots organization Dignity and Power Now. The movement has since expanded into an international organization with dozens of chapters around the world campaigning against anti-black racism.  For the last 20 years, Cullors has been on the frontlines of criminal justice reform and led Reform LA Jails’ “Yes on R” campaign. 

The YWCA in Olympia is focused on the mission of eliminating racism and sexism to advance the social, political, and economic status of all womxn and girls.  While the organization is specifically focused on Racial Justice, all of the activities are aligned with an intersectional focus that places the leadership and wisdom of Womxn of Color at the center. 

To find more information, visit the YWCA Olympia website.