The YWCA Spokane is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, standing up for social justice, helping families, and strengthening communities.
Crucial, safe housing for domestic violence survivors in immediate danger.
Help for domestic violence survivors in need of a protection order. Guidance through the civil legal court system.
Counseling, safety, support, skill-building, and resources needed to address barriers and begin moving forward.
Clothing, toiletries, and necessities for women; free through this donation-based, clothing boutique.
Free pre-school education, on-site childcare, trauma support, and youth outreach.
Transformation Camp designed to inspire, motivate, and encourage girls to embrace the extraordinary young women that they are.
Women receive support and advocacy to rebuild their lives after experiencing domestic violence.
Children and mothers develop new tools needed for success in life including job and school readiness.
Children and youth receive outreach and counseling to help cope with trauma and develop health relationship skills.
Your voice has power and can have an amazing impact in your community. There are many ways you can get involved and make a difference in the lives of women, children, and families on a local level and nationally.
We believe in a community where all women and children have a safe place to live. A place where women have the opportunity to earn a livable wage and families can live free from violence, in peace, and with dignity.
This year's courageous conversation will include an interactive conversation based upon the book So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. The discussion will be facilitated by Liz Moore from the Peace & Justice Action League and Ginger Ewing with Terrain. Oluo's acclaimed book provides a user friendly examination of race in America and provides a tool to help us frame our discussion and provide tangible guidance on how to approach these sometimes hard conversations with empathy, understanding and skill.
This year’s courageous conversation will include an interactive conversation based upon the book So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. The discussion will be facilitated by Liz Moore from the Peace & Justice Action League and Ginger Ewing with Terrain.
Ijeoma Oluo’s acclaimed book So You Want To Talk About Race provides a user friendly examination of race in America and provides a tool to help us frame our discussion and provide tangible guidance on how to approach these sometimes hard conversations with empathy, understanding and skill.
“My commitment to leading conversations around race is grounded in my core belief that everyday people can accomplish extraordinary things together and in social justice values of listening and being guided by the voices, analysis, vision, and leadership of those most directly impacted by systems of oppression,” says Liz Moore. “I know that interpersonal, institutional, and systemic racism robs people of color of life and freedoms and also robs the world of so many gifts and possibilities. We all have a mutual interest in ending this inhuman system and ideology, even though we don’t have equal danger at stake.”
This event is free, open to the public, and youth friendly. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required as space is limited. Special thanks to Providence for their support of YWCA Spokane’s Stand Against Racism event.
Over 250,000 people across the country take a Stand Against Racism each year as a part of YWCA’s national movement.
YWCA Spokane contributes to this critical national movement by hosting a public event every April that engages in open and honest dialogue to confront stereotypes and bias as a community. Each courageous conversation held around the nation provides an opportunity to broaden perspectives, learn new tools, and connect with a diverse community of citizens passionate about eliminating racism in our community.
Learn more about Stand Against Racism and other ways to join our racial and social justice work here.
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YWCA’s Hope Stones handmade jewelry will be available to customize with hand-stamped charms personalized to you or someone you love. The perfect, thoughtful Mother’s Day gift or special something just for you!
We hope you and your girlfriends stop by and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and appetizers while you mingle and see if a Hope Stones necklace or pair of earring provide for the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
Special thanks to Tracy Jewelers for donating all the supplies needed to create Hope Stones jewelry. 100% of proceeds raised go directly to YWCA’s safe shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
If you have any questions please contact Melanie Wilson at 509-863-2882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome friends, families, and supporters of the LGBTQIA movement to visit us at our booth during the festivities and to march with us in this year’s PRIDE Parade.
This is a wonderful, positive event to show we are allys and that our door is open to all.
At YWCA Spokane we foster a climate of purposeful inclusion, an environment where all can feel safe, valued, cared for, and given an opportunity to form meaningful connections with each other. We cherish the diversity of humanity, a diversity which includes differences in sex, age, race, ethnicity, and national origin, range of abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, and political perspective.
More details to come regarding our meeting location for the march.