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Mission Moves: Gem City Earth Tones
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Mission Moves: Gem City Earth Tones @ Gem City Market

YW Mission Moves presents Gem City Earth Tones, a face-to-face and live stream conversation series at the Gem City Market Community Room lifting up the call for justice within communities of color, capturing the voices of those left unheard, and centering the goals of YWCA Dayton to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Join us every fourth Monday to be a part of the community shift in our knowledge, understanding, and skills of navigating justice. Sponsored by Equitas Health.

YW MISSION MOVES: GEM CITY EARTH TONES
Aug 23: The Color of Health Care (racism in health care)
Sept 27: “Mom Voice” (maternal healthcare & infant mortality)
Oct 25: Silent Cries (mental health & suicide awareness)
Nov 22: Growling Stomachs (food insecurity)
Dec 27: School Bells Will Be Ringing (education in the community)

Sep
28
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Y-Dub Discussions: YWomen Vote: Every Year Matters
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Y-Dub Discussions: YWomen Vote: Every Year Matters @ Virtual via Zoom

Ensuring access to the voting booth is an important part of YWCA’s commitment to eliminating racism and empowering women and is critical to ensuring a healthy, safe, empowered future for our communities. 

Ratified in 1920, the 19th Amendment was a monumental step in empowering women by giving them the right to vote. However, the power structures built on the assumption that women, and especially women of color, would be forever excluded from the political process remain rigidly in place, and people continue to fight over what it means for women to have political power, or whether they truly have it. 

Join us for a community conversation about YWomen Vote, the history of voting challenges, and the continued barriers that women face in America. We’ll also look ahead at practical ways individual citizens can influence public policy and make their voices heard so that women remain a driving force on issues big and small – every single year. 

Free to attend. REGISTER NOW

YWCA Dayton is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Previous Y-Dub Discussion topics have included: the effects of trauma within the classroom; recognizing childhood trauma and toxic stress; the political marginalization of women of color; allyship; racism as a public health crisis; and more. Follow the conversation on social using #YDubDiscussions. Questions? Contact advocacy@ywcadayton.org. 

Oct
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Voices Against Violence
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day
Voices Against Violence @ Virtual

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.

To ensure community safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this event has shifted from a live, in-person occurrence to a month-long online fundraising challenge. As an individual or as a team, be a Voice for survivors by starting your fundraising page today. Exciting prizes will be given to the people, and teams, raising the most funds by the end of October! Sign up to attend a team captain orientation HERE and start your fundraising page now HERE.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Presenting: Montgomery County ADAMHS
Empowerment: CareSource, Riegel Financial

Oct
16
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Purple Paws: Preble Pets Against Domestic Violence
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Purple Paws: Preble Pets Against Domestic Violence @ Eaton Bark Park | Eaton | Ohio | United States

Join YWCA Dayton’s Preble County Office for a day of family-friendly fun with fur-riends! Bring your pet for this sixth annual signature fundraiser benefitting Preble County’s only domestic violence shelter and 24/7 crisis hotline. Activities include a Pet Showcase, Pet Parade, vendors, music and more!

Oct
21
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Y-Dub Discussions: Beyond Resilience: From Surviving to Thriving
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Y-Dub Discussions: Beyond Resilience: From Surviving to Thriving @ My Neighbor's House

How do we go from surviving to thriving? Join us for our next Y-Dub Discussions in Preble County during YWCA USA’s Week Without Violence. Held at My Neighbor’s House, this casual community conversation will focus on the importance of allyship for ensuring freedom and dignity for all during Domestic Violence Awareness Month and beyond. 

For more than 20 years, YWCA USA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence – a week to raise awareness and engage action to end the broad spectrum of violence – as part of a global movement with World YWCA to end violence against women and girls. 

Through basic tenets like respect and responsibility for one another, together we can move beyond resilience, helping create communities in which women and girls are able to thrive. During this interactive, in-person event, we’ll equip you with the tools to start where you are and do your part to strengthen the community, joining us On a Mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.  

Free to attend. REGISTER NOW

Previous Y-Dub Discussion topics have included: the effects of trauma within the classroom; recognizing childhood trauma and toxic stress; the political marginalization of women of color; allyship; racism as a public health crisis; and more. Follow the conversation on social using #YDubDiscussions. Questions? Contact advocacy@ywcadayton.org. 

This project was supported by Grant No. 2019-WR-AX-0035 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. 

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Women of Influence
Mar 10 @ 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. Nominate now at www.ywcadayton.org/woi.

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

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