YWomen Vote: Every Year Matters

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021
12-1 p.m.
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

Beyond Resilience: From Surviving to Thriving

Thursday Oct. 21, 2021
5:30-7 p.m.

My Neighbor’s House
120 N. Cherry St.
Eaton, OH 45320

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

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.

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.

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