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Y-Dub Discussions: YWomen Count
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Y-Dub Discussions: YWomen Count @ Dayton International Peace Museum

Join us for our first Y-Dub Discussions of 2020 with a discussion and action plan on #YWomenCount: YWCA USA’s national campaign to support the 2020 Census.

A full, fair, and accurate census is crucial to securing the strength and vitality of nonprofit organizations, like ours, that receive federal funding to provide domestic violence, child care, housing, nutrition, health, and other critical services. Women, girls, and families who may access federally-supported, life-saving services are also at risk of not being counted and missing out on the services they need. And, marginalized communities have been disproportionately under-counted in the U.S. Census. These “hard-to-count” groups have historically included communities of color, young children of color, immigrant communities, persons experiencing homelessness, formerly incarcerated individuals, those living below the poverty line, and many other marginalized communities and identities.

As in all of YWCA’s work, we center women, children, and families from these hard-to-count communities. Together, we can ensure a full, fair, and accurate census. Doing so gets to the very heart of YWCA’s mission: eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

YWCA Dayton is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Previous Y-Dub Discussion topics have included School Board 101, which raised awareness for issues facing local schools, including the effects of trauma within the classroom; Recognizing Childhood Trauma, which explored toxic stress and the effects of lived trauma on our community systems; and YWomen Vote, which unpacked results of YWCA USA’s “What Women Want” report and looked at the political marginalization of women of color. Follow the conversation on social using #YDubDiscussions. Questions? Contact advocacy@ywcadayton.org.

Mar
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21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge
Mar 1 – Mar 27 all-day
21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge

Join us for our second annual 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge. From March 1-27, 2020, 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.

Mar
12
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Women of Influence
Mar 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Women of Influence @ Dayton Convention Center | Dayton | Ohio | United States

Since 1998, YWCA Dayton has set aside one special day to recognize and honor women in our community. We celebrate Dayton’s most influential women, all of whom have made a difference in our community through their dedication to the YWCA mission of empowering women, eliminating racism and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Read more at www.ywcadayton.org/woi20.

Apr
16
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Corks for Camp (Montgomery County)
Apr 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Corks for Camp (Montgomery County) @ Table 33 | Eaton | Ohio | United States

Help us #EmpowerHerSummer and get girls to summer camp! Join YWCA Dayton for the first-ever annual evening of wine tasting and light refreshments as we raise funds to support our Girls LEAD! Summer Camp in Montgomery County. 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 our Girls LEAD! program page.

Apr
30
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Corks for Camp (Preble County)
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Corks for Camp (Preble County) @ Olde Schoolhouse Winery | Eaton | Ohio | United States

Help us #EmpowerHerSummer and get girls to summer camp! Join YWCA Dayton’s Preble County Office for the fourth annual evening of wine tasting and light refreshments as we raise funds to support our Girls LEAD! Summer Camp in Preble County. 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 our Girls LEAD! program page.

May
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150th Birthday Block Party
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
150th Birthday Block Party @ Levitt Pavilion

It’s our birthday! Join us on the 150th day of the year for a free community celebration of our 15 decades serving the Miami Valley. Featuring food, fun, and a 24-hour radiothon of stories and support. Details to follow. Learn more about YWCA Dayton’s history HERE.

Jun
30
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Annual Meeting
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Annual Meeting @ Dayton Metro Library
The community is invited to attend the annual meeting of the YWCA Dayton Board of Directors and hear updates on critical programs and services, as well as their community impact. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served; building renovation tours will be available. To RSVP, email events@ywcadayton.org.
Oct
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Voices Against Violence Breakfast
Oct 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Voices Against Violence Breakfast @ Schuster Center Wintergarden

Each October, YWCA Dayton recognizes the strength and resilience of domestic violence survivors at a special fundraising event to support YWCA Dayton’s domestic violence shelter and support services, including its 24-hour crisis hotline. Formerly called the YWomen Breakfast, it has been refreshed (and expanded!) as the Voices Against Violence Breakfast and the Voices Against Violence Lunch to better reflect the platform it provides for both survivors and supporters to be a voice for change.

This event also features the recognition of our annual Marsha Froelich Survivor Award, which honors women who embody Froelich’s spirit of survivorship and resilience and give graciously to others. The late Marsha Froelich, a former development director at YWCA Dayton, was a fearless leader who advocated — at work and in her spare time — for the under-served, the women of the YW, and those within the community who did not have a voice. This award recognizes a woman whose words and actions serve to exemplify, inspire, set an example, and celebrate the spirit of a survivor who has overcome the odds and continued on an amazing journey, personally or professionally.

Registration coming soon! Interested in serving as a table captain? Contact events@ywcadayton.org.

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Voices Against Violence Luncheon
Oct 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Voices Against Violence Luncheon @ Schuster Center Wintergarden

Each October, YWCA Dayton recognizes the strength and resilience of domestic violence survivors at a special fundraising event to support YWCA Dayton’s domestic violence shelter and support services, including its 24-hour crisis hotline. Formerly called the YWomen Breakfast, it has been refreshed (and expanded!) as the Voices Against Violence Breakfast and the Voices Against Violence Lunch to better reflect the platform it provides for both survivors and supporters to be a voice for change.

This event also features the recognition of our annual Marsha Froelich Survivor Award, which honors women who embody Froelich’s spirit of survivorship and resilience and give graciously to others. The late Marsha Froelich, a former development director at YWCA Dayton, was a fearless leader who advocated — at work and in her spare time — for the under-served, the women of the YW, and those within the community who did not have a voice. This award recognizes a woman whose words and actions serve to exemplify, inspire, set an example, and celebrate the spirit of a survivor who has overcome the odds and continued on an amazing journey, personally or professionally.

Registration coming soon! Interested in serving as a table captain? Contact events@ywcadayton.org.

Dec
31
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Sesquicentennial Soiree
Dec 31 2020 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 1 2021 @ 1:00 am
Sesquicentennial Soiree @ TBA

Your New Year’s Eve just got 150 times better. Cheers to YW’s legacy of service, and our next 15 decades, at this one-time-only evening gala. Special announcement with details — including some surprises! — coming soon. Learn more about YWCA Dayton’s history HERE.

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