Courageous Conversations

Learn, grow, and create ways to move forward in action together

YWCA Spokane invites you to build bridges towards equity through courageous community conversation.

We can't do this work alone. To truly move forward and build an equitable community where we can all thrive, we must find ways to have difficult conversations together as a community. We invite you to join us as we work to increase awareness about issues impacting those we serve, normalize language that will help us more clearly communicate with one and other, and identify ways we can take action to create real and lasting change.

Racial & Social Justice Spotlight Series

There are many amazing organizations and individuals in Spokane who are dedicated to creating a more equitable community for all. Through our RSJ Spotlight blog series, we work to highlight those in our community who are creating real and lasting change for a more equitable Spokane. Take a look and share these spotlights with your networks so we can help bring more attention to their incredible work. 

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Racial Justice Challenge An online Learning Series you can take with Friends

This annual 10 day learning series, is designed to help community members, organizations, and businesses dedicate time and space within their schedules to build more effective social justice habits, particularly around issues dealing with race, power, privilege, and leadership. 

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Pathways Forward Webinars A Progress Minded Series with Local Experts

Pathways Forward is a free, virtual, educational, roundtable discussion series designed to pave a path forward by engaging the community in conversations with local experts, leaders, and YWCA staff members.

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Blog

Jun 24, 2024 Jun 24 @ 3:28 pm

Celebrating Success in Gun Safety Amidst Recent Supreme Court Decision

I am grateful to be able to share some good news with you today about one of the ways we’re collaborating with law enforcement to prevent senseless violence and protect survivors.

Jun 20, 2024 Jun 24 @ 3:28 pm

2024 Pride Re-Cap

YWCA Spokane joins thousands in Spokane for the 2024 Pride parade and festival.

Jun 4, 2024 Jun 24 @ 3:28 pm

Gender-Based Violence in Conflict Zones

After we held this year’s Equity for All event, which included a focus on maternal mortality, it’s crucial to draw attention to the plight of women in the world’s conflict zones.

Events

May 20, 2024 Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer.

June 27th, 2024 2:00pm – 3:30pm Join YWCA Spokane for this important free, virtual training on June 27th. Learn more about intimate partner domestic violence, how to help a friend, and about YWCA Spokane’s free and confidential services. This Training…

May 20, 2024 Jul 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DV 201 Training: Learning in Action

July 15th, 2024 10:00am – 11:30am Join YWCA Spokane for this new free, virtual training on July 15th. Learn more about the unique barriers and challenges survivors navigate on a daily basis and talk through how you might help a…

May 20, 2024 Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

DV 201 Training: Learning in Action

July 18th, 2024 2:00pm – 3:30pm Join YWCA Spokane for this new free, virtual training on July 18th. Learn more about the unique barriers and challenges survivors navigate on a daily basis and talk through how you might help a…