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Events & Upcoming Activities with YWCA National Capital Area

We look forward to meeting you! Take a look at our upcoming events, activities, and special courses and workshops. Click the “more” button for each date for expanded information.

Week Without Violence 2021
Oct 18 – Oct 23 all-day

For more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside a week in October as a Week Without Violence, which is one week when YWCAs across the country join with YWCAs around the world as part of a global movement to end gender-based and community violence. 

During this year’s Week Without Violence (October 18-23), we will gather together virtually to engage in conversations with those impacted by violence in their community and share ways you can support their efforts to end violence for all of us. 

Here is the line-up of activities:

Monday, October 18: Week Without Violence launch with The TraRon Center; 12 pm on YWCA NCA Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/ywcanca/. Join us for an important one-on-one discussion with The TraRon Center founder, Ryane B. Nickens.

Tuesday, October 19: Stories of resilience: An Instagram takeover with Domestic Violence Wears Many Tags; 11 am on YWCA NCA Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/ywcanca/. Join us as DVWMT shares about their work & the importance of domestic violence education and prevention.

Wednesday, October 20: Join us for trivia at Solly’s (1942 11th St NW) to help support our work! Doors open at 7 pm, with trivia starting at 8 pm. Ten percent of sales will support the YWCA National Capital Area. Questions? Email our development team at development@ywcanca.org.

Thursday, October 21: Educate & Empower: Follow us on social media to learn how you can support anti-violence activists & others in our community. Use the hashtags, #WWV21 & #YWCANCA, to engage in the conversation.  

Friday, October 22: Day of reflection and healing. What does a world without violence look like to you? Fill out this sign and share it with us! We will share our favorites on Friday.

How you can support the efforts this week:

  • Submit questions for our Instagram events. We want to hear from you. Have questions for advocates? Email them to sgraham@ywcanca.org
  • Share and engage with our social media posts! We want to know what you are doing to end violence in your community.
  • Use the hashtags, #WWV21 & #YWCANCA, to join in & follow the conversation.
  • Can’t join us? Make a special donation this week at www.ywcanca.org/donatenow 
Anti-Voting Legislation: The New Jim Crow
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Voting rights continue to be eroded–through new laws or lack of full representation to begin with– in communities across the country and we want to talk about it.

Join YWCA National Capital Area on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 6:30 pm on Zoom for our next Courageous Conversations, “Anti-Voting Legislation: The New Jim Crow,” where we will discuss what you can do, both here  in DC and around the country, to support efforts for unrestricted access to the ballot box.

RSVP here:  https://bit.ly/antivotinglegislation