11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
August 21-22, 2012
Free ice cream cones, giveaways, and more will be available!
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
OCTOBER 8-12, 2012 What is Week Without Violence? Imagine a second…a minute…an hour…a WEEK WITHOUT VIOLENCE in our world! The YWCA Week Without Violence is an international campaign preventing violence and highlighting practical, sustainable alternatives to end it. Participate by visiting the YWCA all week — everyone is welcome to join us in our campaign to stop violence!
ALL WEEK ALL EVENTS ARE FREE!
- Art Exhibits and Performances
- Food Workshops
- Interactive Pledge Boards
- Peace Pops, Ribbons, Buttons and Refreshments
- And More!
*All events are held at the YWCA at 2600 Bancroft Way in Berkeley*
EVENT SCHEDULE from last year: Oct 18-21, 2011
TUES OCT 18: Breaking the Cycle of Male Violence11am – 2pm
- Make a pledge on the “Real Men Don’t Hit” Pledge Board
- Hall of Fame: Influential Men of Peace Exhibit
Resources, Peace Pops, Whistles giveaways
WED 19 OCT: Confronting Violence Against Women11am-2pm
- Clothesline Project: Design a t-shirt expressing your feeling on domestic violence
- Bathroom Project Exhibit: Surveys on violence posted on bathroom walls around Berkeley will be displayed
- Purple (Domestic Violence) and Pink (Breast Cancer) Awareness ribbons, Peace Pops, Whistles giveaways
- FREE Spoken Word & Poetry Slam Performance
- Movie Screening
- Free Yogurtland gift cards and lunch cooler bags raffle
THURS OCT 20: Protecting Our Children / Making Our Schools Safer10:30AM-12pm
- Food Workshop: Healthy Kids and Our Future held at The Centre program – presentation on food facts & nutrition and healthy food stations
- Peaceful Art Exhibit by local elementary school students
- Internet resources, Peace Pops and other giveaways
FRI 21 OCT: Eliminating Racism and Hate Crimes11am-2pm
- Interactive Poster Party: Take easy steps to help eliminate racism today with topics including Police Brutality, Campus Protest and Sex Trafficking
- Free Raffle every 20 minutes
- Free Movie: “Living Along the Fence Line” refreshments and snacks provided
- Super Raffle and Grand Prize Giveaways
**All Events held at the YWCA at 2600 Bancroft at Bowditch**
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
DECEMBER 1, 2012
WE ARE SOLD OUT. WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR. WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US NEXT YEAR IN 2013!
“Controlling your money, rather than having your money control you” is key to every woman’s quality of life. The YWCA Young Women and Money Conference will help you gain financial independence and success. Register soon before seats sell out – only 100 seats this year! Conference sold out the past four years.
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Make Money Goals! Free Financial Literacy Workshops! Each workshop covers a different financial literacy topic. Attend 1 or all! All workshops are free and held at the YWCA.Pre-register to firstname.lastname@example.org and reserve your spot. Bring a friend and attend. Limited Space.
- JANUARY 22, 2013 “You & Your Money” Examine your relationship with money and how your money scripts are influencing your spending.
- JANUARY 29, 2013 “Keeping Your Credit Score Up in a Down Economy” Learn to calculate your credit score, what impacts credit history and how to keep a healthy score in today’s economy!
- FEBRUARY 12, 2013 “Spending Detox” Come take a 10-day challenge to help you save money, pay down debt, and gain peace of mind. Chanda Jones, ED of the Financial Wellness Center
- FEBRUARY 26, 2013 ” How do I Make my Money Grow? 5 Steps on How to Use the Market” From college graduation, to education planning, financial planning and learning the basics of investing. Julie Baeder, CIMA® The Cypress Group at Morgan Stanley Vice President | Wealth Management
- APRIL 8, 2013 at 12noon “Understanding Credit” Feel more confident about your ability to live within your means, handle emergencies, reduce debt, and save for the future. Workbook included. Presented by Judy McGourty, Regional Director at Money Management
- APRIL 23, 2013 at 6PM “How Do I Make a Financial Plan?” Start building that “nest egg” by making smart financial decisions today. We will review the “dos” and “don’ts” of saving, investing, and outlining your future. Presented by Julie Baeder, CIMA® The Cypress Group at Morgan Stanley Vice President | Wealth Management
Resumes. Paychecks. Loans. Budgets. These words shouldn’t scare you! Come learn how to improve your resume, follow effective budgets, and increase your funds. Our money workshops are designed to empower you with tools, knowledge, and support as you navigate through your career and financial worlds. Make a smart, money-saving decision and attend these FREE interactive classes. It’s time to invest in the best stock: yourself!
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
19th Annual Festival of Women Authors January 26, 2013 H’s Lordships, Berkeley Marina Join us for four authors and their stories. Patricia Powell | Susan Snyder | Sonia Taitz | Penny Warner Download brochure here
$75 per person includes continental breakfast, lunch, four speakers, book sales and autographing sessions.
Registration also accepted by cash or check in person or over the phone with a credit card.Patricia Powell is the author of Me Dying Trial, A Small Gathering of Bones, The Pagoda, and most recently, The Fullness of Everything. She is the recipient of a PEN Award, a Lilla Wallace Readers Digest Writers’ Award and a YWCA Tribute to Outstanding Woman Award. She was born in Jamaica, and moved to the United States in her late teens. She received her bachelor’s degree at Wellesley College, and an MFA in creative writing from Brown University. Powell teaches in the MFA program at Mills College in Oakland.
Susan Snyder is the head of public service at the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. Using the resources of the Bancroft Library she has written several books: Bear in Mind: The California Grizzly, Everyday Dogs: A Perpetual Calendar for Birthdays and Other Notable Dates, and Beyond Words: 200 Years of Illustrated Diaries. This last uses historical images and diaries to bring the history of California alive.
Sonia Taitz has just released her third book—a memoir of growing up as a child of Holocaust survivors. Her previous books are In the Kings Arms (fiction) and Mothering Heights (non-fiction). In addition she has written several theatrical works which have been produced in New York and Washington DC. She is a graduate of Barnard College and holds a J.D. from Yale University and a M. Phil from St. Catherine’s College at Oxford University.
Penny Warner has published over 50 books for both adults and children. Her latest is a mystery series featuring event planner, Presley Parker, and is set in the San Francisco Bay Area. Titles include: How to Host a Killer Party, How to Crash a Killer Bash, and How to Survive a Killer Séance. Her middle-grade mystery, Code Busters Club: The Skeleton Key was nominated for an Agatha Best Juvenile Mystery Award. Penny teaches child development at Diablo Valley College and creates murder mystery events for libraries across the country.
Authors in Past Years:
Bebe Moore Campbell
Sister Carol Anne O’Marie
Ruthanne Lum McCunn
Judith Merkle Riley
Joyce Carol Thomas
J. California Cooper
Tess Uriza Holthe
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
Karen Joy Fowler
Opal Palmer Adisa
Clair Hope Cummings
Carolina De Robertis
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
March 16, 2013 7-8:30 PM at the YWCA Auditorium
Enjoy a FREE performance of dancers from around the world. Students from a variety of classes will showcase their dances! Featuring Bollywood, Improv Theater, Swing: Lindy Hop, Hip Hop, Bellydance, Salsa, Flamenco and more!
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
19th Annual YWCA Shadow Day at UC Berkeley April 4, 2013
- Questions? E-mail email@example.com.
Shadow Day brings together over 600 participants including 300 high school students from neighboring communities (Oakland, Richmond and Berkeley) to be matched with 300 current UC Berkeley students in one- on-one pairs. Many of the high school students are not “college- tracked” and are under-represented in the university system. These students come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. For many of them, they have not applied to college and will be visiting a college campus for the first time. They will be given the opportunity to learn first-hand, from Cal students, what college is really like.
The day begins in the morning when the high school students arrive to find their Cal volunteer, and continues throughout the day with the pair going to classes, workshops, and touring campus. We will also provide breakfast, lunch, and t-shirts to all our participants. Most importantly, we will be providing an opportunity for high school students to be inspired to acquire information and help in applying and paying for college.
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
April 24, 2013
The Round-the-World Breakfast is an opportunity to learn about the worldwide work of the YWCA and to celebrate women’s leadership! The World YWCA unites 25 million women and girls over 110 countries.
For more information about the work of the World YWCA visit: www.worldywca.org
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
April 25, 2013
Join us to honor our donors who make our programs possible and to celebrate volunteer leadership!
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
April 26, 2013
Bring your favorite dish and meet other English In Action program volunteers and partners from around the world!
OVERVIEW / SHORTCUTS
WINTER / SPRING SEMESTER
- -Money Workshops
- -Shadow Day
- -World YWCA Day: Round-the-World Breakfast
- -Volunteer Leadership Awards & Donor Appreciation
- -English in Action Annual Potluck