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100-Year Sunday Story: Women Archers of the YWCA

2022-07-22T14:12:11-05:00

Archery has been around since the first civilizations back in the Paleolithic period. While it was intended for fighting and hunting, the bow and arrow eventually morphed into a tool for leisure and hobby. Beginning in 1800, archery was seen as a sport and a means of friendly competition. However, the world of archery was mainly reserved for men as it was still used as a form of weapon for war. In the 1900 Olympic games, archery was included as a sport for the first time; this was the same year women were first allowed to participate. While women were [...]

100-Year Sunday Story: Women Archers of the YWCA2022-07-22T14:12:11-05:00

100-Year Sunday Story: Supporting Women from Around the World since 1920

2022-07-15T14:49:11-05:00

YWCA’s All Nations Club In 1921 the Emergency Quota Law was passed by the US Congress. This law established the United States’ first numerical limit on the number of immigrants allowed to enter the United States. A year after this law passed, the Sioux Falls YWCA created the All Nations Club – a club founded to support new women citizens.  Many new citizens felt homesick and lonely, unsure how to engage in American culture. This club aimed to celebrate the members’ home countries while teaching them about the American way of life.  Each meeting would center around a different topic. [...]

100-Year Sunday Story: Supporting Women from Around the World since 19202022-07-15T14:49:11-05:00

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