Voices Against Violence: At The Intersections

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Online via Zoom

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 our 24-hour crisis hotline. Formerly called the YWomen Breakfast, it was refreshed (and expanded!) in 2019 as Voices Against Violence to better reflect the platform it provides for both survivors and supporters to be a voice for change.

This year, in keeping with COVID-19 safety guidelines, the event will pivot to a virtual platform and format, featuring multiple online panel discussions and keynote speakers throughout the day. Voices Against Violence: At The Intersections will highlight and uplift voices that work in and alongside YW to prevent and respond to violence against women – including perspectives on race, class, rural communities, faith communities, and labor relations.

Event Itinerary

TimeTopicSpeakerSupporter
7 a.m. Grab your favorite breakfast beverage & check your email for our welcome informationN/A
8 a.m.Intersection with Faith Roula Allouch, National Board Chair - Council on American-Islamic Relations & Darlene Hills-Clinkscale, a 30-year domestic violence survivor and founder of Stop It Before It Starts, LLCsponsored by West Dayton Caravan of Churches
9:30 a.m.Intersection with ImmigrationDanielle Firsich, Coalition Leader - YWCA Greater Cincinnati, Immigrant Survivors of Partner Violencesponsored by Larson, Lyons & Al-Hamdani
11 a.m.Intersection with EmploymentDr. Ludy Green, host of the podcast Ending Domestic Abuse and author of Ending Domestic Violence Captivitysponsored by Montgomery County ADAMHS
NoonLunch & brain break (on your own)N/A
1 p.m.Intersection with Rural CommunitiesSonia Ferencik, Youth Advocacy & Trauma Informed Services Coordinator - Ohio Domestic Violence Network
3 p.m.Intersection with Housing & HomelessnessDenise Kontras, Training Coordinator - Ohio Domestic Violence Network & Sharon McDonald, Senior Fellow for Families & Children - National Alliance to End Homelessnesssponsored by Greater Dayton Premier Management
5 p.m.Keynote AddressShannon Isom, President & CEO - YWCA Dayton
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Marsha Froelich Survivor Award

This event also historically 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.

Past Froelich Award Recipients

2019     Beth Stelling
2018     Mary Lauterbach
2017     Nora Vondrell
2016     Carol Clark
2015     Julee Terilli
2014     Pat McDonald
2013     Crystal Walker
2012     Joyce Young

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)