Stand Against Racism Week | April 22 - April 29, 2017 | at Communitywide Locations
The YWCA invites those who believe in a society free of racism to join us in taking a Stand Against Racism.
28th Annual YWCA Tribute to Achievement | May 11, 2017 | 5:30 p.m. | Evansville Country Club
The YWCA presents the 28th Annual Tribute to Achievement honoring individuals who have made an impact in the community in the areas of racial justice or women’s empowerment and the Berkley Ann Branson Young Women of Promise scholarship recipients. This year’s honoree is Nancy Gaunt.
Loving Me: A Free Empowerment Conference for Girls in grades 5-8 | August date TBD | FREE | 8:30 a.m. | Ivy Tech Community College
Join the YWCA for a fun-filled, informative day of learning the importance of positive self-esteem and self-love, with a special emphasis on girls of color, during the second annual “Loving Me” empowerment conference. We will touch on topics such as making healthy choices – physically and mentally, social media etiquette, and “thinking outside of the box” as it relates to career paths.
The 17th Annual YWCA Legacy of Style Luncheon | October 19, 2017 | 10:30 a.m. | Old National Events Plaza
Kick off the fall season with Evansville’s premiere fashion show and luncheon, now in its 17th year, benefitting the Berkley Ann Branson Young Women of Promise Scholarship Fund and other programs of the YWCA.
The Clothesline Project | October 1 – 31, 2017
The Clothesline Project bears witness to violence against women. Each shirt is designed by a survivor herself to represent her personal experience. The shirts are then hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others during the month of October as a testimony to the problem of violence against women.
Chalk it Up to Awareness | October 1 – 31, 2017
Chalk it Up is a community-wide campaign where community partners create awareness about domestic violence using sidewalk chalk to draw images, facts and statistics about domestic violence. If your school, group, or business is interested in participating, contact the YWCA at (812) 422-1191.
YWCA Week Without Violence | October 15 – 21, 2017
Each year, YWCA friends, partners, and supporters across the country come together in the 3rd week of October for a Week Without Violence to raise awareness about the devastating effects of domestic violence. Visit www.ywcaevansville.org to learn more about the special events and awareness campaigns scheduled for this week.
“The Effects of Domestic Violence on the Family” | October 20, 2017 | FREE | 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | YWCA
The YWCA presents a roundtable discussion highlighting the warning signs of domestic violence, characteristics of an abuser and victim, and how witnessing domestic violence affects children. We welcome everyone including medical professionals, law enforcement, educators, social workers, friends of victims, and survivors.
7th Annual “Tastes and Treasures” Holiday Luncheon | November 28, 2017 | 10:30 a.m. | Evansville Country Club
Celebrate the holiday season and support the YWCA at the same time! Guests will enjoy a delicious lunch as well as a holiday gift boutique showcasing local merchants