YWCA Speaks Out Through Events

June Book Club

On Thursday, June 23 at 6pm, YWCA Central Carolinas will be discussing The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

The Water Dancer is a surrealist story set in the pre–Civil War South, concerning a superhuman protagonist named Hiram Walker who possesses photographic memory, but who cannot remember his mother, and, late in the novel, is able to transport people over long distances by using a power known as “conduction”.

You can learn more about this novel in NPR’s reviewThis will be a virtual discussion, taking place over Zoom. Please register to attend our discussion. 

Philanthropy Contact

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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 2022 event took place virtually on May 9. You can watch it here.

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