Jan
20
Mon
MLK March 2020 @ Spokane Convention Center
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2020

Annual Unity March and Resource Fair

Special thanks to the MLK Jr. Family Outreach Center for coordinating the annual march, rally, and resource fair so we can honor and celebrate the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. We hope you consider joining YWCA Spokane for this special event.

Each year we feel inspired by the speakers and the amazing gathering of people who come together in celebration of this important day.

Agenda
  • 10:00am – Rally and Celebration – March Follows
  • 11:00am – Resource Fair Begins
  • 2:00pm – Resource Fair Ends

If you would like to march with us, we gather next to the bronze Michael Anderson astronaut statue just prior to the march. Also, consider stopping by and say hello to us at YWCA Spokane’s booth in the resource fair at the Convention Center following the rally and march. We would love to visit with you!

This event is free and open to the public. Please reach out to the MLK Jr. Family Outreach Center with any questions at 509.868.0856 or visit their website at www.mlkspokane.org.

Apr
11
Sat
Spring Fling 2020 @ Anthony's At The Falls
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

We Are Excited To Have You Join Us For YWCA Spokane’s 2020 Spring Fling Fundraiser!

Spring Fling is a once a year, very special, champagne brunch and auction benefit held at Anthony’s At Spokane Falls in April from 10am-12:30pm. (final date to be determined)

All proceeds raised benefit YWCA Spokane’s critical programs and services for women and children impacted by domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment in Spokane.

Guests will enjoy a delicious brunch provided by Anthony’s, endless mimosas, as well as opportunities to bid on spring-themed, silent auction items.

Registration is not yet available for this year’s Spring Fling. Stay tuned for updates. Consider following YWCA Spokane on Facebook for updates. View photos from previous Spring Fling events.

Learn More About Spring Fling


A Special Celebration This Year!

In our 117 year history, YWCA Spokane has played a special part in the lives and hearts of many mother/daughter pairs in our community. This year at Spring Fling, we hope to celebrate the legacy of these cherished relationships that have supported our work for generations.

If you plan to attend with your mother or daughter, please let us know! Email community@ywcaspokane.org or call 509-789-9312.


Happy Birthday YWCA Spokane!

A Little Birdie Told Us April 13th Is A Very Special Day!

YWCA Spokane will be celebrating 117 years of service in the Spokane community during Spring Fling This Year. We hope you can join us and help celebrate our unwavering history of empowering women, and continued dedication to serve and support women, children, and families in our community.


View Photos From Spring Fling 2019



Volunteer Opportunities

It takes a team of caring community members to ensure a successful event!

There are many fun ways to contribute to the day by helping with setup, tear down, and throughout the brunch. If you are interested in learning more about available event volunteer opportunities please email volunteer@ywcaspokane.org or visit our Volunteer Page for posted positions, once they become available.


Become An Event Sponsor

If you would like to become a sponsor of YWCA Spokane’s Spring Fling Benefit, please contact Kate Sowers at kates@ywcaspokane.org or call 509-789-9312 to learn more. Thank you!

Sponsor Benefits

Apr
24
Fri
Stand Against Racism 2020
Apr 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

YWCA is on a mission to Stand Against Racism!

We take a Stand Against Racism every day by raising awareness about the impact of institutional and structural racism and by building community among those who work for racial justice.

This April, 40+ YWCA agencies across the nation will host public events that engage in open and honest dialogue, with over 250,000 people, that confront stereotypes and bias as a community. The goal of the annual event is to unite our community in a bold demonstration that delivers a clear message: we are on a mission to eliminate racism.

Each courageous conversation provides an opportunity to broaden perspectives, learn new tools, and connect with a diverse community of citizens passionate about eliminating racism in our community.

#standagainstracism

Stand Against Racism 2020

This year, YWCA Spokane’s courageous conversation will align with YWCA USA’s national theme: No Hate. No Fear. Immigrant Justice is Racial Justice.

This year, YWCA Spokane’s courageous conversation will focus on the myriad of racial justice issues that pose barriers to civic engagement for communities of color. We will explore how the tools of civic engagement can advance the work of justice in our community and empower people of color.

As we gear up for both Stand Against Racism and the 2020 Census, we can’t stress enough the importance of civic engagement in racial justice work. Voting rights, census participation, and civic engagement are, and have always been, core components of racial justice. It is more important than ever to support full access and engagement for marginalized communities, especially women and girls of color, in the political process.

Our collective efforts can root out injustice, transform institutions, and create a world that sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.

Join our Stand Against Racism!

  • What: YWCA Spokane’s Annual Stand Against Racism
  • When: Friday, April 24th, 2020 | 11:30am – 1:00pm
  • Where: Empire Health Foundation, Philanthropy Center, 1020 W Riverside Ave
  • Cost: Free and open to the public (registration required)
  • Questions: community@ywcaspokane.org | 509-789-9312
  • Share: #standagainstracism
  • Food: Lunch will be provided for guests

This event is made possible by Providence Health Care and  YWCA Spokane’s Racial and Social Justice Committee, led by YWCA Spokane Board Member Dr. Shari Clarke.


Event Registration

Registration for this year’s Stand Against Racism is not available yet. Stay tuned!


Amplify Your Impact

  • Consider joining our recurring community of monthly donors in support of YWCA’s mission and work. Donate Today.
  • Learn more about Stand Against Racism and other ways to join YWCA Spokane’s racial and social justice work.  Learn More.

Support This Work



YWCA’S NATIONAL STAND AGAINST RACISM PLEDGE

As a part of YWCA National’s annual campaign, an opportunity is provided to take a pledge to stand united in our efforts to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.

During the event, YWCA Spokane will encourage the community to join their pledge to stand against racism by signing a pledge banner which will display at YWCA Spokane’s office. Community members will also be encouraged to complete YWCA USA’s online pledge listed below.

Please consider joining YWCA and hundreds of thousands of people across the country who will engage with us this week during YWCA’s annual Stand Against Racism – and every day.

Stand Against Racism Pledge

Mindful of the continuing affliction of institutional and structural racism as well as the daily realities of all forms of bias, prejudice, and bigotry in my own life, my family, my circle of friends, my co-workers, and the society in which I live, with conviction and hope:

I take this pledge, fully aware that the struggle to eliminate racism will not end with a mere pledge but calls for an ongoing transformation within myself and the institutions and structures of our society.

I pledge to look deeply and continuously in my heart and in my mind to identify all signs and vestiges of racism; to rebuke the use of racist language and behavior towards others; to root out such racism in my daily life and in my encounters with persons I know and with strangers I do not know; and to expand my consciousness to be more aware and sensitive to my use of overt and subtle expressions of racism and racial stereotypes;

I pledge to educate myself on racial justice issues and share what I learn in my own communities even if it means challenging my family, my partner, my children, my friends, my co-workers, and those I encounter on a daily basis;

I pledge, within my means, to actively work to support public policy solutions that prominently, openly, and enthusiastically promote racial equity in all aspects of human affairs; and to actively support and devote my time to YWCA, as well as other organizations working to eradicate racism from our society.

YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. I join YWCA in taking a stand against racism today and every day.

Sign The Pledge

Jun
26
Fri
An Evening In Tuscany 2020 @ Beacon Hill Catering & Events
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join us for An Evening in Tuscany!

A Tuscan inspired summer evening benefit raising critical funds for YWCA Spokane. 

Held This Year At Beacon Hill Catering and Events

This year at Beacon Hill Events!

Guests enjoy a fabulous scratch made Italian dinner, prepared by a local signature chef, as well as indulge in a night of wine, art, entertainment, desserts and music that will make you feel like you were in Tuscany!

In addition to dinner and music, there will be a live & silent auction to benefit YWCA Spokane’s programs and services for women, children, and families impacted by domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment.


Registration – Available Soon!

Online registration is not yet available for 2020.  Stay tuned for more information.  Thank you so much!

Learn more about “An Evening In Tuscany”.