For Immediate Release
STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo
“We at YWCA USA are shocked and horrified by the mass shooting of concert goers in Las Vegas. Fifty-eight people are dead and more than 500 injured at this time. The impact of tragic events like this is overwhelming for those who witness it, but can also impact others who have been touched by violence in the past. We must come together as a community and provide support for those who have been impacted by this devastating act of violence. Let us strengthen our communities by caring for each other and work to root out violence and hate wherever it may be.”
Learn what you can do to address violence during YWCA’s Week without Violence, October 16-20, 2017.
About YWCA USA
YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We are one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls, and their families.
YWCA has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for more than 150 years — from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform. Today, we combine programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls.