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Take Back the Night
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

YWCA Dayton will participate in the second annual Take Back the Night event hosted by Family Violence Prevention Center of Greene County in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Local artists and community members have been invited to share their creative talents with their work on survivorship and empowerment, and survivors are encouraged to share their stories through the Speak Out session. This is a free, public event. Follow the conversation using #OurVoiceIsOurPower.

Apr
25
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Stand Against Racism
Apr 25 – Apr 28 all-day
Stand Against Racism

Join us for our inaugural 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge. From April 29-May 25, 2019, participants will be prompted daily with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experiences, and more. Participation helps us discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, helps us connect with one another, and helps us identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. Sign up today and follow the conversation using #ABetterWayABetterDAY and #YWCAEquityChallenge.

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Corks for Camp
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Help us #EmpowerHerSummer and get girls to summer camp! Join YWCA Dayton’s Preble County Office for the third annual evening of wine tasting and light refreshments as we raise funds to support our Girls LEAD! Summer Camp in Preble County. No cover charge; $5 from every $20 wine flight will support YWCA Dayton’s Girls LEAD! Summer Camp scholarship fund. Can’t make it? You can still help get a girl to camp by making a gift HERE.

For more information on this year’s Girls LEAD! Summer Camp, as well as online registration, visit www.ywcadayton.org/summercamps.

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Dorothy Height’s Hats: Informal Gallery Meet-Up
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Have you seen the “Dorothy Height’s Hats” exhibit at The Dayton Art Institute yet? Want to learn more about the impact and legacy of Dorothy Height on YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women? Height was a civil rights activist, longtime YWCA leader, and the first person to treat race inequality and gender inequality as one issue. During the 1940s, she was responsible for directing the integration of all YWCAs.

Stop by the exhibit on Thursday, April 25, from 6-8 p.m. for a casual meet-up with YW advocacy staff and committee members to chat about Height’s longtime career with YWCA and the critical role she played in advancing our One Imperative: the elimination of racism, wherever it exists and by any means necessary. Museum admission is on your own. Questions? Contact advocacy@ywcadayton.org.

This meet-up is part of YWCA Dayton’s recognition of YWCA USA’s Stand Against Racism, a national opportunity for communities across the country to unite their voices to educate, advocate, and promote racial justice. Since 1870, YWCA Dayton has been On a Mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, dignity, and freedom for all.

Apr
29
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21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge
Apr 29 – May 25 all-day
21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge

Join us for our inaugural 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge. From April 29-May 25, 2019, participants will be prompted daily with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experiences, and more. Participation helps us discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, helps us connect with one another, and helps us identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. Sign up today and follow the conversation using #ABetterWayABetterDAY and #YWCAEquityChallenge.

May
23
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An Evening Discussion on Race Relations
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come and experience the rich, loving, and compassionate diversity of Dayton in this panel discussion on race relations, hosted by NAACP Dayton Unit #3181 and featuring our President and CEO, Shannon Isom, as a panelist. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and advance ticket reservations are required to attend.
May
29
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SOAR (Survivors Overcoming Abuse and Rape) Together | LGBTQ+
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A key component of an individual’s ability to recover from a traumatic experience is social connection. YWCA’s support groups for anyone identifying as LBGTQ+ affected by sexual violence are intended to be a low-barrier point of service for anyone to anonymously seek out help, or to simply learn more about violence in our community. A participant does not have to be a survivor of sexual violence in order to attend, and participants do not have to share any details of an assault. Facilitated by trained YWCA Dayton staff and open to anyone affected by sexual violence: survivors, family, friends, and/or loved ones. Come as you are; no registration necessary.

Jun
3
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Girls LEAD! Summer Camp (Montgomery County 1)
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm

Girls LEAD! Summer Camps provide a two-week intensive Girls LEAD! experience that is hands-on and rooted in the Girls LEAD! mission of growing girls in strength, courage, and wisdom through leadership, education, activism, and development. PLUS: The first Montgomery County session includes an additional third “leadership exploration” week, which focuses on building girls’ leadership and college/postsecondary pathways. First 10 girls in both Montgomery and Preble counties to register receive free enrollment. Camps run Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; registration includes lunch, snacks, and excursions. #EmpowerHerSummer

Jun
10
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Girls LEAD! Summer Camp (Preble County 1)
Jun 10 @ 8:00 am – Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm

Girls LEAD! Summer Camps provide a two-week intensive Girls LEAD! experience that is hands-on and rooted in the Girls LEAD! mission of growing girls in strength, courage, and wisdom through leadership, education, activism, and development. First 10 girls to register receive free enrollment. Camps run Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; registration includes lunch, snacks, and excursions. #EmpowerHerSummer

Jun
12
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SOAR (Survivors Overcoming Abuse and Rape) Together | LGBTQ+
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A key component of an individual’s ability to recover from a traumatic experience is social connection. YWCA’s support groups for anyone identifying as LBGTQ+ affected by sexual violence are intended to be a low-barrier point of service for anyone to anonymously seek out help, or to simply learn more about violence in our community. A participant does not have to be a survivor of sexual violence in order to attend, and participants do not have to share any details of an assault. Facilitated by trained YWCA Dayton staff and open to anyone affected by sexual violence: survivors, family, friends, and/or loved ones. Come as you are; no registration necessary.

Need help? It starts with a call.

If you are in immediate need of assistance, call 911.

24/7 Crisis & Domestic Violence Hotline: 937-222-SAFE (7233)