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YWCA Kalamazoo Is Advancing Reproductive Justice!

YWCA Kalamazoo’s annual Stand Against Racism (SAR) event is all about Reproductive Justice in Action! Hear from an expert panel about policy and advocacy efforts working to address disparities that persist in accessing comprehensive reproductive health care. This year’s event connects leading stakeholders and advocates in the reproductive justice movement with decision-makers to hear about the role we will all must play to increase access to comprehensive reproductive health care for women, the LGBTQIA+ community, survivors of violence, and those working to make ends meet.

Stand Against Racism

Join Us!

2023 SAR: Reproductive Justice in Action

Tuesday June 20th, 2023

12 pm to 1:30 pm

Anderson House Office Building – Mackinac Room

122 N. Capitol Ave, Lansing, Mi 48933


Have questions about 2023 Stand Against Racism?

Contact Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Daniel Hamilton at missionimpact@ywcakalamazoo.org


Winnie Ye Stand Against Racism

Winnie Ye
All Above All

Winnie Ye is the Director of State Strategies at All* Above All and All* Above All Action Fund, leading the campaign’s state and local strategies to achieve abortion justice.



Shanay Watson-Whitaker Stand Against Racisim

Shanay Watson-Whitaker
Michigan Voices

Shanay Watson-Whittaker is the current Director of Strategic Partnerships and Policy with Michigan Voices and was the Deputy Campaign Manager of the successful Michigan Reproductive Freedom For All campaign.

Shanayl Bennett Stand Against Racism

Shanayl Bennett
Mothering Justice

Shanayl Bennett is a Birth Worker with a background in Community Health Work, Family Planning, Lactation Counseling, Fertility Advocacy, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness, and is the Black Maternal Health and Reproductive Justice Organizer at Mothering Justice.


Stand Against Racism


Validated parking will be provided by YWCA Kalamazoo at the following city-run ramps:
– North Grand Ramp: 219 N Grand Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
– North Capitol Ramp: 316 N Capitol Ave, Lansing MI 48933
– South Capitol Ramp: 320 S Capitol Ave Lansing, MI 48933

We recommend using the North Capitol Ramp, which offers the shortest walking distance to the Anderson House Office Building. All ramps are within a 10-minute walk. Please note that YWCA Kalamazoo can only provide parking validation for the three ramps listed above.

When entering the ramp, take an entry ticket. Upon exiting, insert the entry ticket at the pay station and then insert the parking validation provided. If you need assistance with the parking ramp, use the assistance button to connect with parking services.

Street parking and other nearby lots/ramps may be available for use. To download the map CLICK HERE

Stay Engaged

Join YWCA Kalamazoo in our fight to expand equitable access to comprehensive reproductive health care for all by urging elected leaders to support decisions that prioritize reproductive health care.