Voices Against Violence: At The Intersections
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.
|7 a.m.||Grab your favorite breakfast beverage & check your email for our welcome information||N/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, LLC||sponsored by West Dayton Caravan of Churches|
|9:30 a.m.||Intersection with Immigration||Danielle Firsich, Coalition Leader - YWCA Greater Cincinnati, Immigrant Survivors of Partner Violence||sponsored by Larson, Lyons & Al-Hamdani|
|11 a.m.||Intersection with Employment||Dr. Ludy Green, host of the podcast Ending Domestic Abuse and author of Ending Domestic Violence Captivity||sponsored by Montgomery County ADAMHS|
|Noon||Lunch & brain break (on your own)||N/A|
|1 p.m.||Intersection with Rural Communities||Sonia Ferencik, Youth Advocacy & Trauma Informed Services Coordinator - Ohio Domestic Violence Network|
|3 p.m.||Intersection with Housing & Homelessness||Denise Kontras, Training Coordinator - Ohio Domestic Violence Network & Sharon McDonald, Senior Fellow for Families & Children - National Alliance to End Homelessness||sponsored by Greater Dayton Premier Management|
|5 p.m.||Keynote Address||Shannon Isom, President & CEO - YWCA Dayton|
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