Founded in April 2012, Unite Women New York Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 not -for-profit women’s organization that began it’s mission with a late night phone call the founder Desiree Jordan made in the early morning hours of February 19th 2012. It was this call that sparked a grassroots movement utilizing social media to galvanize thousands of women to march on 50 State Capitols on 4/28/12 for gender equality and autonomy for all American women.
The mission took shape here in NYC around a dining room table in an the Upper Westside apartment in New York City. Five women who had never met each other “united” to forge a grassroots movement that would galvanize hundreds of women, children and men on 4/28/12 to March from The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, located on the New York University campus down Broadway to Rally at The African Burial Ground at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan- for Gender Equality.
These women came together because as women “do” – we respond, and we connect – we listen – we learn and above all “we act” . Five women, who had been prior strangers, decided to look past race, ethnicity, age, political/religious affiliation and sexual orientation or preference to stand together and provide a platform where many more voices for equal rights and justice can be heard and valued.
It is in this same spirit ~ that UWNY continues to pursues its Mission, Goals and Objectives to advance and protect all women’s rights to autonomy.
UWNY’s Mission Statement (see separate pdf file)