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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 a powerful message that there’s no place for assault in the homes, neighborhoods, workplaces, or schools of its citizens. Throughout the month, teal ribbons are available at no cost at YWCA Kalamazoo. A Cup of Prevention: YWCA Kalamazoo and Water Street…Find out more »
Every April 26, we honor Denim Day. Denim Day has been internationally celebrated since 1999 in protest of an Italian High Court Ruling that overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans. Enraged by the verdict, women of the Italian Legislation protested the decision by wearing jeans to work. As news of the decision spread, so did the protest. Show your support of survivors of sexual assault by wearing jeans and joining the YWCA Kalamazoo for SAAM March/Vigil from 5:30pm-7:00pm at…Find out more »
YWCA Kalamazoo invites you to take a STAND AGAINST RACISM starting on Friday, April 28, 2016 at noon at the YWCA Kalamazoo, (353 E. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007) #StandAgainstRacism is an awareness event in which community members gather to stand together for 24 hours to recognize the need to eliminate racism. Starting at noon on Friday, April 28 and ending at noon on Saturday, April 29th, YWCA USA wants to show its commitment to ending racism. We invite the…Find out more »
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 Women of Achievement Awards are given to women in the community who have made significant contributions within specific areas as a volunteer or in a career. Up to five women may be selected to receive the YWCA Women of Achievement Award from nominations solicited from the community. The YWCA Lifetime Woman of Achievement Award is given…Find out more »