Virtual Town Hall Event: Reimagining the Role of Resiliance. October 21, 2021. 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET
Week Without Violence

Join YWCA for a dynamic discussion that reimagines the role of resilience for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. By centering healing – including replenishment, rest, and recovery – and addressing the root causes of trauma and systemic violence, we can disrupt the cycle of harm and open pathways for survivors to build thriving futures for themselves and their families.

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October 21, 2021 · 3:00 - 4:30 pm et

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Special Guests

Rep. Lucy McBath



American singer-songwriter

Distinguished Speakers

Elisha Rhodes


Vernisha Crawford

Founder and CEO, B.Y.E./Community Resilience Project

Olivia Garcia

Interim Director of Public Policy, Esperanza United

Monica Khant

Executive Director, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

Erin Lambert

COO, YWCA Billings (MT)

Ayana Wallace

Training Manager, Ujima, Inc.

Carole Warshaw, M.D.

Director, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Award Winners


Dunetchka Oterro-Serrano
Executive Director

YWCA Missoula
Missoula, MT

Julie Maturen
Development Director

YWCA Western Massachusetts
Springfield, MA

Elizabeth Dineen
Executive Director
YWCA: Eliminating racism, empowering women

About Our Mission

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

YWCA has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for more than 160 years — from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform. Today, we combine programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls.

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YWCA reaches 2.3 million women, girls and their families through more than 200 local associations in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

We provide critical programs, including domestic and sexual violence services, through 12,500 staff members and 52,000 volunteers.

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