Events

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November Documentary Discussion

On Thursday, November 17th at 6:00PM,  YWCA Central Carolinas will be discussing the documentary, The Janes. The film is directed by Oscar-nominee Tia Lessin (HBO’s Trouble the Water) and Emmy-nominee Emma Pildes (HBO’s Jane Fonda in Five Acts). 

According to HBO, The Janes tells the story of a group of unlikely outlaws. Defying the state legislature that outlawed abortion, the Catholic Church that condemned it, and the Chicago Mob that was profiting from it, the members of Jane risked their personal and professional lives to help women in need. In the pre-Roe v. Wade era –– a time when abortion was a crime in most states and even circulating information about abortion was a felony in Illinois –– the Janes provided low-cost and free abortions to an estimated 11,000 women.

Check out the film trailer here!

If you have any questions, please contact Jamila Green (Community Engagement Manager) at jgreen@ywcacentralcarolinas.org

Philanthropy Contact

To learn how you can be involved in our events, how to sponsor an event or any other questions, please contact our Philanthropy Manager, Kate Ansel, at 980-585-0499 or kansel@ywcacentralcarolinas.org.

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