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YWCA Kalamazoo News and Events

YWCA Kalamazoo Annual Event Calendar

 

January
Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Martin Luther King Day

February
Black History Month

March
Women’s History Month

April
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Month of the Young Child
Child Abuse Awareness Month
Pay Equity Day
YWCA National Day of Commitment to Eliminate Racism
Take our Daughter to Work Day
World YWCA Day 

May
YWCA Women of Achievement Award Celebration
Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

August
Women’s Equality Day

September
YWCA Children’s Center Open House

October
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Love Your Body Day
Week Without Violence
Full Circle Luncheon

November
YWCA Kalamazoo Anniversary (11.15.1885)

December
Assist-A-Family Holiday Program
Client Holiday Party

Upcoming Events

  1. Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events

    April 1 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Sexual Assault Awareness Month March & Vigil

    April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Stand Against Racism

    April 28 @ 12:00 pm - April 29 @ 12:00 pm
  4. Women of Achievement

    May 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2017

APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH April 1 – 30, 2017 Teal Ribbon Campaign: The teal ribbon has come to represent awareness about sexual assault and support for its victims/survivors. Additionally, the display of teal ribbons throughout a community conveys... read more

Women of Achievement

  2017 marks the 33rd Annual YWCA Women of Achievement Awards Celebration, which will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, Downtown Kalamazoo. The YWCA of Kalamazoo has a rich history of honoring noteworthy area women and their... read more

YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter Needs Donations!

YWCA Kalamazoo provides personal care, daily living, and food products for our clients. As the only Domestic Violence Shelter in Kalamazoo County, we provide over 20,000 nights of shelter annually. Donations can be dropped off at 353 E. Michigan Avenue, during our... read more
Kalamazoo YWCA In Local Media

2017
New initiative to address the rise in hate crimes

WKZO Interview: Cradle Kalamazoo

Hotline launched in effort to reduce infant deaths by Cradle Kalamazoo

WSW: Infant Mortality, Poverty And Race

The Lori Moore Show: Maricela Alcala and Alyssa Stewart, Cradle Kalamazoo 

Health line set up to help pregnant women

New Cradle Kalamazoo connects families to crucial health services with hotline


888-KIDS Rings Up Better Infant Health


United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region – Change the Story: Grace Lubwama 

YWCA Kalamazoo to launch Project Speak Up

Human trafficking case workers react to Backpage.com shutdown

2016
Lori Moore Show: Grace Lubwama and Gail Griffin, YWCA Kalamazoo

Infant mortality disparities in Kalamazoo – a diagnosed sickness and a hopeful treatment

Kalamazoo woman who survived attack from ex-boyfriend to be featured on 48 hours

Infant mortality rate for African-American babies in Kalamazoo among state’s highest

Lori Moore Show: Jessica Glynn and Cathy Brown, YWCA Kalamazoo (Anti-Trafficking Program) 

FBI sex trafficking stings in West Michigan net multiple arrests

YWCA organizes march to bring attention to domestic violence 

Grace Lubwama Executive Director in Encore Magazine

YWCA looking for volunteers to comfort sexual abuse survivors 

Lori Moore Show: YWCA Kalamazoo Domestic Violence Symposium 

2015
Man who tried to set ex on fire sentenced

Watch as YWCA Rallies, Sophia Putney-Wilcox reads victim statement to Adam Shigwadja

Tackling racial disparities in infant mortality that reveal a ‘sickness in Kalamazoo’

The Kalamazoo YWCA’s Children’s Center on Child Abuse

19 Kalamazoo-area residents named YWCA Young Women of Achievement

YWCA: Join us in saying ‘No More’ to sexual violence and victim shaming (Guest column)

Kalamazoo bars to use ‘Consent is Power’ hand stamp for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Cathy Brown with the Kalamazoo YWCA explains the difficulty in prosecuting domestic violence cases

WestSouthwest: An update on the effort to reduce black infant mortality in Kalamazoo

YWCA of Kalamazoo is hosting a community workshop aimed at identifying health and service gaps in the county

2014
Starting a conversation about keeping babies alive

Reducing Race Gap in Birth Outcomes – Focus of YWCA’s CEO Grace Lubwama

Preschoolers Help Break Guinness World Record for Largest Vocabulary Lesson

‘Stop the violence’: Walk and Vigil Send Message About Domestic Abuse

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