YWCA Spokane eNews – March

Categories: Community, Education and Training, Events, Fundraising, Get Involved, Impact

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Amazing Things Have Been Happening at YWCA Spokane!

March is lining to be an impactful month of celebration, new beginnings, and looking forward. This month, we will host our Annual Partners in Progress Meeting at McKinstry; launch our brand new Love the Shelter campaign; partner with local organizations to host International Women’s Day 2019; as well as reflect on the incredible achievements from February including our Jackson Katz event, V-Day campaign, and Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Check out all that is happening this month!


Celebrate YWCA Spokane’s Achievements In 2018 By Joining Our Partners In Progress Annual Meeting

Each year, YWCA Spokane invites the public to attend our annual meeting where we reflect on the achievements in the previous year as well as celebrate the contributions of valued partners by awarding Shining Star awards to a nominated community partner, volunteers, and staff members. Please consider attending our annual Partners In Progress event, March 27th at McKinstry’s historic SIERR building!

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New Love The Shelter Campaign

YWCA Spokane is proud to announce a new, inspiring way to make a different in the lives of survivors fleeing domestic violence who are staying at our confidential safe shelter. Learn more about how you and/or your organization can help create beloved community by supporting our Love The Shelter campaign.

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YWCA Partners With Local Organizations To Celebrate International Women’s Day 2019

 

Each year, YWCA Spokane donates time and resources along with many other universities, businesses, organizations, and individuals to bring you a celebration of International Women’s Day. Consider joining us for this free event on March 9th at the Spokane Community College from 1-5pm.

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Last Month- Jackson Katz Explores Men’s Leadership In Preventing Gender Violence

Despite the weather, the Spokane community joined YWCA Spokane’s GoodGuys for an important dialog exploring men’s leadership in the prevention of violence against women as well as what it means to be a strong man in today society.

We are so thankful to Spokane for showing up for both these critical discussion about men’s leadership in the prevention of gender violence!

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JACKSON KATZ RADIO INTERVIEW

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Last Month- Teens Shared About Dating Violence & Healthy Relationships

This February during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, YWCA Spokane made a call out for teens to share their stories about dating violence and healthy relationships to help spread awareness about this prevalence of this issue in our community.

We are so thankful to all who helped give teens a voice this February during Teen Dating Violence (TDV) Awareness Month! Throughout February, teens sent in letters sharing their perspective on why teen dating violence needs more awareness, and what they believe the community can do to support them.

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Last Month- Gonzaga’s Theatre Raises $2,300 For YWCA’s Shelter Through Sold Out Vagina Monologues Performance

YWCA Spokane Racial and Social Justice Coordinator Rachel Bechtol Performs in “The Vagina Monologues”

On February 14th, Gonzaga University’s Theatre and Dance Department hosted a benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues to benefit our Domestic Violence Safe Shelter. Their performance consisted of Gonzaga students, faculty, staff, YWCA Spokane staff members, and community members alike. This performance was the first time Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues has been performed on Gonzaga University’s campus in over a decade. It is also the first time ever that the show has been open to the public. We are deeply grateful to Professor Stamoolis, the cast, and the crew for providing a successful, powerful, and historical performance.

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Register Today For Spring Fling 2019

Enjoy endless mimosas and a delicious brunch by Anthony’s restaurant while helping to raise critical support for women, children, and families served by YWCA Spokane. This year’s event includes a special celebration of the generations of mothers and daughters who have a legacy of support for our mission and work.

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SAVE THE DATE | Stand Against Racism 2019

Every April, YWCA Spokane joins YWCA USA’s movement to Stand Against Racism with over 250,000 people across the nation. This year’s courageous conversation will take place on April 26th, 2019. More information will available soon!

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About Olivia Moorer

Olivia is a graduate of Gonzaga University, where she studied English Literature, Women's and Gender Studies, Political Science, and Leadership. Taking her passion for women's empowerment and racial equality, Olivia joined YWCA Spokane in July 2018. Some of her favorite parts about YWCA Spokane are the agency's deep care for the community and powerful mission.