Oct
7
Mon
Chalk Walk Mondays @ YWCA Spokane
Oct 7 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

Chalk Walk Mondays

Every Monday in October we encourage the community to have a chalk walk in support of victims and survivors of Intimate Partner Domestic Violence (IPDV), and also to encourage healthy relationships conversations within our community. Whether you decide to write encouraging words to survivors, draw pictures, or talk about dynamics of a healthy relationship, this will support the efforts for Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM). We encourage all businesses, organizations, and schools to be a part of this, and we will also have this happening outside of  YWCA Spokane on both sides of the entrance on October 7th and October 21st.

End the Silence Campaign

This weekly campaign is part of our 4th annual End The Silence Campaign. A growing number of individuals, institutions, organizations, and businesses are pledging to End The Silence by engaging in a full month of events and activities designed to promote healthy relationships, end victim blaming, and let victims and survivors know they are not alone.

Throughout October, YWCA Spokane will encourage our community to speak up, speak out, and visually show support against the devastating silence that surrounds intimate partner violence. Dually tied to this goal of supporting survivors is preventing the phenomenon altogether. This month, we encourage parents to have real conversations with their children about the reality of domestic violence in order to take away the stigma survivors carry, along with teaching children about healthy relationship practices. Community members and local businesses are asked identify themselves as allies for domestic violence victims through a series of easy ways they can join this movement and make a difference this October. Learn how you can help end the silence.

Oct
10
Thu
Purple Thursdays
Oct 10 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 pm

Purple Thursdays

Every Thursday during the month of October, wear purple to show support for survivors of domestic violence. Companies, schools, organizations, and individuals are encouraged to wear purple, dye their hair purple, wear purple nail polish, decorate their office purple, etc. in support of Domestic Violence Action Month.

Also on Thursdays, we encourage the community to participate in taking selfies and posting to social media in support of victims and survivors, but also around healthy relationships and in support of Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM) efforts. Take a selfie with our selfie sign, and post it with the hashtag #EndTheSilence to join in the movement this October.

End the Silence Campaign

This weekly campaign is part of our 4th annual End The Silence Campaign. A growing number of individuals, institutions, organizations, and businesses are pledging to End The Silence by engaging in a full month of events and activities designed to promote healthy relationships, end victim blaming, and let victims and survivors know they are not alone.

Throughout October, YWCA Spokane will encourage our community to speak up, speak out, and visually show support against the devastating silence that surrounds domestic violence. Dually tied to this goal of supporting survivors is preventing the phenomenon altogether. This month, we encourage parents to have real conversations with their families about the reality of intimate partner violence in order to take away the stigma survivors carry, along with teaching children about healthy relationship practices. Community members and local businesses are asked identify themselves as allies for intimate partner violence victims through a series of easy ways they can join this movement and make a difference this October. Learn how you can help end the silence.

Oct
11
Fri
Women of Achievement 2019 @ The Spokane Convention Center (Entrance Across From Chilies Restaurant, By DoubleTree)
Oct 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm


2019 Luncheon Registration

*** Last minute tickets will be available at the door. Thank you! ***

YWCA Spokane’s 37th annual Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon is designed to express gratitude for the outstanding contributions of our 2019 award honorees, provide inspiration to the attendees, and raise awareness of domestic abuse in our community. Each year provides a special opportunity to honor high achieving women from Spokane who have gone above and beyond to give back to their community.

This year, YWCA Spokane is also providing a special discounted ticket opportunity for high school age young women to attend the event. Learn more about sponsoring a ticket for a young woman here.

 

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2019 Women of Achievement Award Honorees

To be awarded a YWCA Women of Achievement Award, a woman must embody YWCA Spokane’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Selected honorees demonstrate leadership through their professional work or service and give generously of themselves to make Spokane a better place for all to live.

The 2019 Women of Achievement Award Honorees:
  • Ginger Ewing, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Terrain Spokane – Arts & Culture
  • Carla Cicero, President and CEO, Numerica Credit Union – Business & Industry
  • Freda Gandy, Executive Director, MLK Community Outreach Center – Carl Maxey Racial & Social Justice
  • Susan Ashe, Executive Director, Health Science & Services Authority (HSSA) of Spokane – Community Enhancement
  • Ann Ciasullo, Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies and English Department Chair, Gonzaga University – Education
  • Traci Ponto, Officer, Spokane Police Department – Government and Public Service
  • Anne McClain, Astronaut, NASA – Science, Technology & Environment
  • Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, Associate Professor, Washington State University College of Nursing – Science, Technology & Environment
  • Christine Dugger, Spokane Valley Youth Voice – Young Woman of Achievement
  • Marion Moos, Spokane’s “mother of feminism” – Lifetime Achievement

About The Honorees


2019 Keynote Speaker – Judge Rosemarie Aquilina

View Spokesman Article

Judge Aquilina presided over the USA Gymnastics Team sex abuse scandal involving Larry Nassar, sentencing him to 175 years in prison for the sexual abuse of young women that lasted more than two decades.  By allowing every woman who said they had been sexually assaulted by Nassar face him in court, despite his guilty plea, many say Judge Aquilina empowered these young women and redefined victim testimony.  She gave 156 “sister survivors” the opportunity to face their abuser in court and share their very personal experiences about how his abuse affected them and their families.

In the sentencing hearing where she gave Nassar multiple life sentences, Judge Aquilina said, “I am not special, I am doing my job.  If you come into my courtroom, any Wednesday and watch sentencing, I give everybody a voice. I give defendants a voice, their families when they’re here.  I give the victims a voice.  I try to treat everybody like family because that’s the justice system that I was raised to believe in.”

“There’s likely not a person in this country who hasn’t heard of the scandal involving Larry Nassar,” said YWCA Spokane CEO Regina Malveaux.  “The real household name should be Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, the woman who sentenced Nassar to a lifetime in prison, and equally as importantly, gave those young women a voice and the opportunity to confront the man who stole so much from them. Judge Aquilina gave those survivors new faith and hope, empowering them to empower themselves.”

about Judge Aquilina


Introducing Y-Inspires

A Special Young Woman Gathering With Judge Aquilina

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has graciously offered to stay after her keynote address at the Women of Achievement luncheon to leed a special presentation for young women of high school age in our community. Learn more here. 


Donate In Honor Of Women Of Achievement

If you are unable to attend this year’s celebration of the outstanding achievements of women in our community, consider making a donation in honor of this year’s award winners. Thank you for your support!

make a donation Today 


Thank you to our Event Committee!

Thank you all for your commitment to our agency. We could not ensure the success of our biggest event of the year without you all!

Laura McAloon | Co-Chair
Leanne Scott | Co-Chair
Amanda Swan-Roadruck
Amber Williams
Anna Franklin
April Anderson
Caroline Yu
Dana Morris Lee
Debra Schultz
Echo Wilske
Erica Schreiber
Jennifer Mitchell
Julia Culp
Julie Holland
Kate Sowers
Kyla Petcoff
Laura Vickers
Lisa Simpson
Marlene Feist
Mary Alberts
Nicole Rosenkrantz
Paula Tarbert-Gumm
Regina Malveaux
Sara Clements-Sampson
Tara McAloon
Theresa Keyes

 

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Thank you to our Deeply Valued Event Sponsors!

This awards celebration would not be possible without their incredible support.

Signature sponsor


Keynote Sponsor


Honoree sponsor


GoodGuys sponsor


Photobooth sponsor


Video Production Sponsor


Champion sponsor


Trailblazer Sponsors

 


Pioneer Sponsors




Corporate sponsors

Davenport Hotels

First Interstate Bank

Global Credit Union

Guardian 

Horizon Credit Union

Hoyt, Lewis & Associates

HUB International

Moss Adams

PotlatchDeltic Corporation

Umpqua Bank

U.S. Bank

Wells Fargo

Wendle Ford Nissan

YMCA of the Inland Northwest


Non-profit sponsors

Catholic Charities Eastern Washington

Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University, Office for Diversity & Inclusion

Gonzaga University

Hospice of Spokane

Martin Luther King Community Center

NATIVE Project

Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho

Spokane Fire Department

Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit

Spokane Public Schools

Women & Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen

WSU College of Nursing


YWCA Spokane’s Women of Achievement Luncheon is our biggest event of the year, with last year’s event gathering over 1,200 dedicated guests and 50 organizations who collectively raised $315,000!

More About Women of Achievement

Oct
17
Thu
Purple Thursdays
Oct 17 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 pm

Purple Thursdays

Every Thursday during the month of October, wear purple to show support for survivors of domestic violence. Companies, schools, organizations, and individuals are encouraged to wear purple, dye their hair purple, wear purple nail polish, decorate their office purple, etc. in support of Domestic Violence Action Month.

Also on Thursdays, we encourage the community to participate in taking selfies and posting to social media in support of victims and survivors, but also around healthy relationships and in support of Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM) efforts. Take a selfie with our selfie sign, and post it with the hashtag #EndTheSilence to join in the movement this October.

End the Silence Campaign

This weekly campaign is part of our 4th annual End The Silence Campaign. A growing number of individuals, institutions, organizations, and businesses are pledging to End The Silence by engaging in a full month of events and activities designed to promote healthy relationships, end victim blaming, and let victims and survivors know they are not alone.

Throughout October, YWCA Spokane will encourage our community to speak up, speak out, and visually show support against the devastating silence that surrounds domestic violence. Dually tied to this goal of supporting survivors is preventing the phenomenon altogether. This month, we encourage parents to have real conversations with their families about the reality of intimate partner violence in order to take away the stigma survivors carry, along with teaching children about healthy relationship practices. Community members and local businesses are asked identify themselves as allies for intimate partner violence victims through a series of easy ways they can join this movement and make a difference this October. Learn how you can help end the silence.

Oct
21
Mon
Chalk Walk Mondays @ YWCA Spokane
Oct 21 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

Chalk Walk Mondays

Every Monday in October we encourage the community to have a chalk walk in support of victims and survivors of Intimate Partner Domestic Violence (IPDV), and also to encourage healthy relationships conversations within our community. Whether you decide to write encouraging words to survivors, draw pictures, or talk about dynamics of a healthy relationship, this will support the efforts for Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM). We encourage all businesses, organizations, and schools to be a part of this, and we will also have this happening outside of  YWCA Spokane on both sides of the entrance on October 7th and October 21st.

End the Silence Campaign

This weekly campaign is part of our 4th annual End The Silence Campaign. A growing number of individuals, institutions, organizations, and businesses are pledging to End The Silence by engaging in a full month of events and activities designed to promote healthy relationships, end victim blaming, and let victims and survivors know they are not alone.

Throughout October, YWCA Spokane will encourage our community to speak up, speak out, and visually show support against the devastating silence that surrounds intimate partner violence. Dually tied to this goal of supporting survivors is preventing the phenomenon altogether. This month, we encourage parents to have real conversations with their children about the reality of domestic violence in order to take away the stigma survivors carry, along with teaching children about healthy relationship practices. Community members and local businesses are asked identify themselves as allies for domestic violence victims through a series of easy ways they can join this movement and make a difference this October. Learn how you can help end the silence.

Oct
24
Thu
Purple Thursdays
Oct 24 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 pm

Purple Thursdays

Every Thursday during the month of October, wear purple to show support for survivors of domestic violence. Companies, schools, organizations, and individuals are encouraged to wear purple, dye their hair purple, wear purple nail polish, decorate their office purple, etc. in support of Domestic Violence Action Month.

Also on Thursdays, we encourage the community to participate in taking selfies and posting to social media in support of victims and survivors, but also around healthy relationships and in support of Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM) efforts. Take a selfie with our selfie sign, and post it with the hashtag #EndTheSilence to join in the movement this October.

End the Silence Campaign

This weekly campaign is part of our 4th annual End The Silence Campaign. A growing number of individuals, institutions, organizations, and businesses are pledging to End The Silence by engaging in a full month of events and activities designed to promote healthy relationships, end victim blaming, and let victims and survivors know they are not alone.

Throughout October, YWCA Spokane will encourage our community to speak up, speak out, and visually show support against the devastating silence that surrounds domestic violence. Dually tied to this goal of supporting survivors is preventing the phenomenon altogether. This month, we encourage parents to have real conversations with their families about the reality of intimate partner violence in order to take away the stigma survivors carry, along with teaching children about healthy relationship practices. Community members and local businesses are asked identify themselves as allies for intimate partner violence victims through a series of easy ways they can join this movement and make a difference this October. Learn how you can help end the silence.

Oct
26
Sat
A Recipe for a Healthy “We” 2019 @ NorthTown Mall
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

A Recipe for a Healthy “We!”

Join us this October for our 4th End the Silence Campaign by stopping by Sweet Frosting’s Blissful Bakeshop to learn about how to live out a healthy relationship! This event will allow you to meet with local DV Officers and advocates, who know not simply what intimate partner violence looks like, but also the practices of healthy relationships. Come by and learn about relationships with the Spokane community!

Details

  • Please join us on October 26th from 12:00 pm-3:30 pm
  • Thank you to NorthTown Mall 4750 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99207 for hosting the event.
  • End The Silence cookies will also be available for purchase with part of the proceeds going towards our mission to raise awareness about domestic violence.
  • Focus is on healthy relationships and building a recipe for what a healthy relationship looks like to each individual. This is a family event and we encourage all to attend.

End the Silence Campaign

This family friendly event is part of our 4th annual End The Silence Campaign. A growing number of individuals, institutions, organizations, and businesses are pledging to End The Silence by engaging in a full month of events and activities designed to promote healthy relationships, end victim blaming, and let victims and survivors know they are not alone.

Throughout October, YWCA Spokane will encourage our community to speak up, speak out, and visually show support against the devastating silence that surrounds intimate partner violence. Dually tied to this goal of supporting survivors is preventing the phenomenon altogether. This month, we encourage parents to have real conversations with their families about the reality of intimate partner violence in order to take away the stigma survivors carry, along with teaching children about healthy relationship practices. Community members and local businesses are asked identify themselves as allies for domestic violence victims through a series of easy ways they can join this movement and make a difference this October. Learn how you can help end the silence.

Oct
31
Thu
Purple Thursdays
Oct 31 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 pm

Purple Thursdays

Every Thursday during the month of October, wear purple to show support for survivors of domestic violence. Companies, schools, organizations, and individuals are encouraged to wear purple, dye their hair purple, wear purple nail polish, decorate their office purple, etc. in support of Domestic Violence Action Month.

Also on Thursdays, we encourage the community to participate in taking selfies and posting to social media in support of victims and survivors, but also around healthy relationships and in support of Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM) efforts. Take a selfie with our selfie sign, and post it with the hashtag #EndTheSilence to join in the movement this October.

End the Silence Campaign

This weekly campaign is part of our 4th annual End The Silence Campaign. A growing number of individuals, institutions, organizations, and businesses are pledging to End The Silence by engaging in a full month of events and activities designed to promote healthy relationships, end victim blaming, and let victims and survivors know they are not alone.

Throughout October, YWCA Spokane will encourage our community to speak up, speak out, and visually show support against the devastating silence that surrounds domestic violence. Dually tied to this goal of supporting survivors is preventing the phenomenon altogether. This month, we encourage parents to have real conversations with their families about the reality of intimate partner violence in order to take away the stigma survivors carry, along with teaching children about healthy relationship practices. Community members and local businesses are asked identify themselves as allies for intimate partner violence victims through a series of easy ways they can join this movement and make a difference this October. Learn how you can help end the silence.

Jan
18
Sat
Women+s March Spokane and Rally 2020 @ Red Wagon Riverfront Park
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join YWCA Spokane For The 2020 Woman+s March

March with us on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 as we celebrate 4th annual Women+s March Spokane!
Unite together with YWCA Spokane and with our community as we engage in collective action for equity, freedom, inclusion, and justice for womxn!!!

Bring your signs to the Rally near the “ABC” blocks by the Red Wagon in downtown Spokane at noon. Make sure you get there early to secure a parking spot. Bring your families and enjoy live music and wonderful speakers!

Then March for human rights with hundreds of like-minded friends and neighbors through the streets of downtown Spokane. Return to the Red Wagon for a big party to wrap it up!

We hope you see you there!


To learn more about Spokane’s local Women+s March organizers, please visit their Facebook page for more information.  YWCA Spokane is proud to march and celebrate this event and is not responsible for its facilitation.

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.