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! 

2017 Schedule of Events 

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

  • MONDAY 16th OCT.
    • 12-1pm End Violence Rally on Sproul, UC Berkeley
  • TUESDAY 17th OCT.
    • 10-11am Racial Justice Workshop at YWCA
    • 11-12pm Domestic Violence Awarness Twitter Chat
    • 12-1pm Anti-Human Trafficking Workshop at YWCA
  • WEDNESDAY 18th OCT.
    • 1-2:30pm End Violence Against Undocumented Women – “Rape in the Fields” movie screening and discussion at YWCA
  • THURSDAY 19th OCT.
    • 1-3pm End Criminalization of People of Color – “13th” documentary screening and discussion at YWCA
    • 4-5pm Direct Non-Violence Advocacy Workshop at YWCA
  • FRIDAY 20th OCT.
    • 1-3pm End Sexual Violence on Campuses – “Hunting Ground” documentary screening and discussion at YWCA
WEEKLONG EXHIBITIONS at YWCA
  • CLOTHESLINE PROJECT Create a shirt & slogan in solidarity against gender violence
  • “TAKE A STANCE AGAINST VIOLENCE” 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*

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