YWCA Week Without Violence

YWCA Week Without Violence

Monday October 16, 2017
Third Week in October
October 16 – 20, 2017

What is Week Without Violence? 

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. That’s why for more than 20 years, we have set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence. Week Without Violence is part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls with the World YWCA. This year, we are focusing on ending gender-based violence. Gender-based violence recognizes a spectrum of violence, including but not limited to, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and harassment. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether.
We invite you to join us as we share information, elevate stories, talk with policymakers, and get out the vote with a common goal in mind: together, we can end gender-based violence.
#WorkAgainstViolence  #NoXcuses

All week all events are FREE! (Last year’s events 2016)

RSVP for any event to: info@ywca-berkeley.org

  • Kick-off Event: SATURDAY 8TH OCT. 11am
  • 14th St. & Broadway in Oakland, Gun Violence Prevention Rally
  • TUESDAY 11th OCT. 11am
  • Human Trafficking Program at YWCA
  • WEDNESDAY 12TH OCT. 12-1:30pm
  • “Rape on the Night Shift” Movie & Panel at YWCA (Free Refreshments)
  • THURSDAY 13TH OCT. 10:45am
  • Food Injustices Workshop at YWCA (Free Snacks)
  • FRIDAY 14TH OCT. 12-1pm
  • #WorkAgainstViolence #NoXcuses Rally on Sproul, UCB campus
WEEKLONG EXHIBITIONS at YWCA
  • CLOTHESLINE PROJECT Create a shirt & slogan in solidarity against gender violence
  • “CONFIDENT MEN DON’T HIT” Pledge Board Sign the board & become an ally
  • BATHROOM PROJECT Share your thoughts on violence in an anonymous, campus-wide forum
  • MASS SHOOTINGS INFOGRAPHIC Find out the causes & statistics of mass shootings in the U.S.

You can take action to help survivors of gender-based violence. Join YWCA in urging legislators to support two important pieces of legislation: The Domestic Violence and Firearms Act & The SAFE Act.

*Art Exhibits and Performances *Food Workshops *Interactive Pledge Boards *Peace Pops & Conscious Candy *Ribbons *Buttons *Refreshments

*Most events are held at the YWCA at 2600 Bancroft Way in Berkeley*

2015 Schedule of Events
  • All Week Long Campaign Exhibitions Oct. 5-8:
    • Clothesline Project: T-shirts are hung on a clothesline and designed by student groups on campus expressing feelings on domestic violence and violence against women.
    • “Real Men Don’t Hit” Pledge Board: Perpetrators of violence are almost 90% male.  Make a pledge to non-violence.
    • Stand Against Stereotypes: Do you ever feel you’re discriminated against because of your race or how you look? Make a statement and stand against your stereotype.
    • Bathroom Project: Read women’s stories and survey responses on various forms of violence from bathroom walls.
  • Mon Oct 5: 11AM-2PM – Human Trafficking Information
  • Tue Oct 6: Time TBD – Self Defense Seminar by UCPD
  • Wed Oct 7: 12-1PM – Whistle Rally & Performances on Sproul* – free whistles!
  • Thur Oct 8: 10:45-11:15AM – Healthy Kids & Neighborhoods Food Workshop
  • *Special Workshop* Thur Oct 22: 2-3PM – Sexual Assault Workshop

*Art Exhibits and Performances *Food Workshops *Interactive Pledge Boards *Peace Pops & Conscious Candy *Ribbons *Buttons *Refreshments

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