YWCA BKLYN’S Week Without Violence
In collaboration with YWCA USA’s WEEK WITHOUT VIOLENCE, YWCA Brooklyn hosted a number of events all focused on bringing awareness to the issues surrounding domestic violence in our community.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR
Brooklyn Community Health Fair was held on October 8! Community resources on domestic violence awareness, health screenings, music, and more were available in Mclaughlin Park. In addition, we held a book bag giveaway for kids going back to school.
TOUCH OF PURPLE
Even our elected officials participated in NYC Go Purple Day on October 15th, launched by New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.
PURPLE PARTNER’S MIXER
All were welcome to attend a fun networking event to meet up with friends, colleagues, students, community members and change-makers committed to ending gender-based violence on October 18th.
It was an opportunity to network with partners equally committed to ending violence in their communities, and with organizations who are allies to this cause. In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, attendees wore a “TOUCH OF PURPLE.”
SWINDLE ME NOT
YWCA Brooklyn’s YW LEADers’ hosted a free workshop to talk #relationshipgoals and the state of modern day teen relationships on October 19th. The event was for 14-18 years olds.
The workshop highlighted the state of modern day teen relationships, discussed strategies to help attendees identify what type of partner they are in their own personal relationships, and promoted youth dialogue about real #relationshipgoals.