PATHWAYS FORWARD

Progress Minded Community Conversations

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.

YWCA Spokane is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, standing up for social justice, helping families, and strengthening communities. With our Pathways Forward discussions we work to engage the community in learning about current issues affecting our work and mission, and empower everyone to make change.

Previous discussions


Youth Self-Regulation

On February 21, 2024, Caroline Mark (YWCA Spokane) moderated a powerful Pathways Forward conversation, between Rumyana Kudeva (SRHD) and Jaime Stacy (SWAG), about self-regulation and social emotional learning centered on youth.

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Digital Abuse & DV

Émilie St-Pierre (Future Ada) and Chandler Dean (YWCA Spokane) join Jemma Riedel-Johnson for a Pathways Forward discussion on how digital abuse impacts survivors of domestic violence. moderated by Equity Coordinator, Lara Estaris. They also discussed what individuals and tech companies could do to help prevent or mitigate online abuse.

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Disability Pride

Erin Ferrier and Misha Lehmann of Inland Northwest Disability Experience shared their time, expertise, and experiences with us for our July Pathways Forward moderated by Equity Coordinator, Lara Estaris. They focused on the intersectionality of disability and LGBTQ+ identities, the issues and barriers these communities face, and how to better care for them.

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Prevention Efforts For Youth

During Teen Domestic Violence Awareness Month, YWCA Spokane was joined by Citlalli Briseño, Program Supervisor for Mujeres in Action, and Kami LaMoreaux, Violence Prevention Coordinator for Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalitionto speak about their work with young people. Hosted by Lizbeth Reyes, YWCA Spokane’s Prevention Coordinator, all three spoke about challenges they face and what brings them joy in their work, as well as additional resources and how each one of us can advocate for prevention work.

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Week Without Violence: Centering Survivors

During this year’s Week Without Violence, YWCA Spokane was joined by Sarah Dixit, Public Affair Manager of Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington & North Idaho, and Gonzaga Law Professor Mary Path Truethart, to engage with the community in a progress-minded conversation about how domestic violence survivors have been impacted by recent legislative changes.

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Domestic Violence & LGBTQ+ Identities

YWCA Spokane sat down with community leaders to have a progress minded community conversation about the misconceptions and facts around experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals experiencing domestic violence.

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YWCA Spokane and Local Experts Chart Pathways Forward In A Talk About Domestic Violence in Spokane

In a panel moderated by YWCA Spokane CEO, Jeanette Hauck, our panelists offer their perspectives on how to combat Domestic Violence in Spokane as well as what gives them hope for a better future in our city.

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Local Experts and YWCA Spokane Chart Pathways Forward for Kids and Caregivers

In a panel moderated by YWCA Spokane CEO, Jeanette Hauck, our panelists offered possible solutions for caregivers, educators, and others to consider as we explore what our post-pandemic lives will look like.

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Local Experts and YWCA Spokane Chart Pathways Forward from the 2020 Shecession

Thank you to everyone who joined us for YWCA Spokane’s inaugural Pathways Forward roundtable event!

In March 2021, we launched a new virtual education series focused on providing progress-minded conversation about issues facing our community. The first discussion addressed the Shecession taking place in Spokane and across the nation. ‘Shecession’ is a term used to refer to the current COVID-19 recession which has shown to predominately affects women. Moderated by YWCA Spokane CEO, Jeanette Hauck, our panelists offered possible solutions for women, employers, and community members to consider as we explore what our post-pandemic lives will look like.

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