YWCA Speaks Out Through Events

Upcoming Forum:

More Than a Notion: A Discussion on Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome and its Radiating Effects on Black America

Until Justice Just Is (previously known as Stand Against Racism) is an annual series of events held at YWCA’s across the country that raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities and build community among those who work for racial justice while providing opportunities to educate.

This year, our association will focus on mental health and racial trauma by discussing Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (P.T.S.S.), a theory developed by Dr. Joy DeGruy. Join us for our first in-person discussion since COVID, as we unpack P.T.S.S.’s definition along with the impact of multi-generational oppression on those of African descent.

This panel discussion will take place on April 5th, 6PM at Allegra Westbrooks Public Library. Register below for this important conversation! 

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 tookplace 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