What is Week Without Violence?
Week Without Violence is a global movement with YWCAs across the country and the world to end violence against womxn and girls, and communities of color. We know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally, and that some survivors and communities go unrecognized altogether. That’s why, for more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside one week in October as Week Without Violence.
This year, the YWCA Berkeley/Oakland will be working to raise awareness about the ways that colonial, systemic, institutional, and all other forms of violence disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and will work to uplift and mobilize our community to support the organizing work of local organizations on the frontlines to end racial and gender-based violence and are honored to be collaborating with Mixed at Berkeley Recruitment and Retention Center, the Mauna Kea Protectors at UC Berkeley, the UC Berkeley Multicultural Community Center, the Reclaim At UC Berkeley Campaign, and the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.
Tag us on social media using #WWV19, #MMIW, #VAWA4ALL, and #ywcaberkeleyoakland
*Our use of “girls” and “women” is inclusive of all cis and trans womxn, non-binary, gender non-conforming, gender queer, and any female-identified folks.
2019 Schedule of Events
All week all events are FREE and open to the public!
MONDAY 14th October – INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY:
4-5pm – Mixed Identity Through Our Eyes Workshop
Hosted by Mixed at Berkeley Recruitment and Retention Center and YWCA Racial Justice Program. Located at YWCA Berkeley Oakland – 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley 94704
Learn About & TAKE ACTION on the Crisis of Murdered & Missing Indigenous Womxn
TUESDAY 15th October
11:30am – Film Screening of 13th
In this powerful documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of Black communities and the U.S. Prison Boom. Click here to view the trailer.
Location: YWCA Berkeley/Oakland – 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley 94704
12-2pm – Everyday Is Indigenous People’s Day Rally
Take Action Against Gender-Based Violence – Support VAWA!
Take action online and urge your Legislators to support the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act! Use the hashtag #WWV19 and #VAWA4ALL to tweet at your Members of Congress.
WEDNESDAY 16th October
10am-4pm – Community Mural Project
Stop by our community murals and add your thoughts and artistic expression to answer, “What Does A World Without Violence Look Like To You?”
- UC Berkeley Multicultural Community Center – 2495 Bancroft Way, Suite #220, Berkeley 94720
- YWCA Berkeley/Oakland – 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley 94704
THURSDAY 17th October
11-3pm – Clothesline Project
Create a shirt and slogan in solidarity against racial and gender-based violence and pick up a transformative justice resources booklet. Located at YWCA Berkeley/Oakland – 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley 94704
FRIDAY 18th October
4-5:30pm – Reclaim Campaign Townhall
Come hear from movement leaders and student organizers about their fight to decolonize and rename Barrow’s Hall. Event hosted by the UC Berkeley Reclaim Campaign. Location – YWCA Berkeley/Oakland – 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley 94704
12-4:30pm – Body, Mind, Spirit: Asian Family’s Challenges and Outlook Event
What can we do about the challenges of immigration loss, culture shock and assimilation, family structure adjustment, inter-generational communication challenges, and youth mental health? Join the Oakland Asian Cultural Center with your families to listen to a speech and a panel discussion to understand the current challenges and opportunities faced by immigration families today. Interactive workshops, resource booths, and cultural activities will help parents and children/teens to better understand emotional health and how to engage in these conversations across generations. The event will be held in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. Click here for event info.
Hosted by the Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Location: Oakland Asian Cultural Center – 388 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607
FOR EVENT INQUIRIES EMAIL COMMUNITY@YWCA-BERKELEY.ORG
*Most events are held at the YWCA at 2600 Bancroft Way in Berkeley*