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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: Open Mic
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join YWCA National Capital Area for an evening of music, art, and spoken word as part of the 2019 Week Without Violence. Hosted by ther_art_py, this open mic will provide a space for sharing and fellowship as we work to end violence in our communities.

Scheduled artists include:

Week Without Violence is part of a global movement with YWCAs across the country and around the world to end violence against women, girls and others.

At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. Join us from October 14-18 as we hold events, share information and stories, advocate, and more with a common goal in mind: together, we can end violence.

To learn more, visit https://ywcaweekwithoutviolence.org/.

Difficult Holiday Conversations: Talking About Race & Fear at the Dinner Table
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

So often families come together and avoid topics of race, injustice or privilege. We believe that the best way to create change is to start at home.

Please join YWCA National Capital Area on November 7, 2019 for our next Courageous Conversation called “Difficult Holiday Conversations: Talking About Race & Fear at the Dinner Table.” This conversation will be an opportunity for participants to learn and practice strategies for having difficult holiday conversations. Participants will share tools and strategies to talk about challenging topics and how they can work through them in a collective, supportive fashion. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner & discussion beginning at 6 p.m. 

This workshop is part of a series of activities YWCA National Capital Area plans for this year and next – for community dialogue, education, and to empower each of us to take an active role in dismantling racism. Through facilitated conversations, we will explore the dynamics of race, bias, and inequity. Share and learn from your neighbors. We are stronger together in the work to eliminate racism and empower women.

Nearest Metro: U St/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Station Center