300 affordable, safe, permanent, individual housing units in a community dedicated to promoting the economic empowerment and quality of life for low income and formerly homeless women


Advocacy, education, and activism coordinated, facilitated or hosted by staff who are dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all


30,000 square feet of offices, event space, and meeting and training facilities, newly renovated and conveniently located in downtown Brooklyn, dedicated to strengthening the community’s capacity to promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all

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About YWCA Brooklyn

  1. YWCA Brooklyn is a national network of local service providers and advocates for change, working every day to eliminate racism and empower women. We have been at the forefront of the most critical social movements—from voting rights and civil rights, to affordable housing and pay equity, to violence prevention and health care reform.




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April 26
Denim Day Rally

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April 27-30
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May 10
Showtime: Racial Justice

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Today is #DenimDay, a day when we speak up against sexual violence and stand in solidarity with survivors. We began the day at Brooklyn Borough Hall where our CEO and President Martha Kamber spoke about our mission to end violence against women. Now we're about to march over the Brooklyn Bridge on our way to the Denim Day Rally at Foley Square! ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet us at Brooklyn Borough Hall at 9:00 am for a Press Conferences followed by our march into Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge in solidarity with survivors of sexual assault! #DenimDay #NoExcuse

Denim Day Rally with YWCA Brooklyn
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Denim Day Rally with YWCA Brooklyn

April 26, 2017, 9:00am - April 26, 2017, 11:00am

As part of our ongoing commitment to end violence against women, YWCA Brooklyn asks you to join us in Denim Day activism on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by wearing jeans in solidarity and participating with us for: BK STYLE DENIM WALK ACROSS THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE at 9:00 a.m. From downtown Brooklyn across the Brooklyn Bridge to Foley Square in downtown Manhattan (look for our orange signs!) Gather at Brooklyn Borough Hall Columbus Park-Plaza Steps 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 DENIM DAY RALLY at 11:00 a.m. Foley Square Worth Street, Centre Street and Lafayette Street New York, NY 10013 The Brooklyn March will end at Foley Square where survivors, students, performers, elected officials and other advocates will hold a rally. Use the hashtags #DenimDay and #NoExcuse on social media! BACKGROUND INFO For the past 18 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. In this rape prevention education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. This year’s Denim Day is April 26, 2017. (denimdayinfo.org/about/)

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