YWCA Speaks Out Through Events

Upcoming Media Matters Series:

The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project docuseries explores the many topics examined in Pulitzer Prize winning author and journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones’ book of the same title. In keeping with the original project, the series seeks to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of national narrative. This summer and fall, YWCA is hosting monthly viewings and candid discussions focused on each episode of the docuseries. We will also invite community advocates, educators, and creators to each  discussion to dive further into each episode’s purpose. Join us this summer as we take our Media Matters series on the road for a city-wide discussion and viewing of some of the series’ most poignant episodes.

Registration has closed for the September session of The 1619 Project Docuseries and Discussion.

We’re coming for two more sessions! Join us on November 9th at 5:30pm at location TBA for a viewing and discussion of the Capitalism episode. Stay tuned for December details! Register below: 

If you have any questions, please contact Jamila Green (Community Engagement Manager) at

YWCA's We Believe Event

YWCA’s annual We Believe event is our single biggest fundraiser each year, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to support all of YWCA’s programs, including transitional housing programs for women and children facing homelessness, out-of-school literacy programs for children in low-income households, and racial justice programs that educate and mobilize our community. 

Our We Believe 2023 event took place in-person on March 7, 2023 from 12pm-1pm. 

Want to see the keynote speeches and videos from our past annual We Believe events? Check out YWCA’s Youtube playlist!

To learn more about YWCA’s We Believe fundraiser, visit our We Believe event page

Philanthropy Contact

To learn how you can be involved in our events, how to sponsor an event or any other questions, please contact our Chief Philanthropy Officer, Sarah Lanners Avinger, at 980-585-0498 or