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Jun
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Racial Justice Facilitation Seminar
Jun 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

YWCA Northeast Kansas is dedicated to promoting racial equity by partnering with individuals, organizations, and businesses through racial justice training, advocacy, outreach and education.

The first step in a racial justice journey is to understand what racism is and learn how to talk about it.

We invite you to get up and #dothework by joining us for a FREE two-session racial justice facilitator training. By registering for this training, you commit to attending the sessions on both Friday, June 12th AND Friday, June 26th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please complete your free registration by clicking the ticketing link.

This training is limited to 25 registrants, free of charge, online, and open to the public. Should we reach the limit, we will set up a second cohort.

YWCA’s racial justice work is made possible in part by the generosity of Kansas Gas Service and their commitment to their core value of inclusion and diversity. Check out YWCA’s Advocacy and Racial Justice work and advocacy priorities here and find this event on Facebook.

Jun
26
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Racial Justice Facilitation Seminar
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

YWCA Northeast Kansas is dedicated to promoting racial equity by partnering with individuals, organizations, and businesses through racial justice training, advocacy, outreach and education.

The first step in a racial justice journey is to understand what racism is and learn how to talk about it.

We invite you to get up and #dothework by joining us for a FREE two-session racial justice facilitator training. By registering for this training, you commit to attending the sessions on both Friday, June 12th AND Friday, June 26th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please complete your free registration by clicking the ticketing link.

This training is limited to 25 registrants, free of charge, online, and open to the public. Should we reach the limit, we will set up a second cohort.

YWCA’s racial justice work is made possible in part by the generosity of Kansas Gas Service and their commitment to their core value of inclusion and diversity. Check out YWCA’s Advocacy and Racial Justice work and advocacy priorities here and find this event on Facebook.

Jul
22
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Summer Network Lunch
Jul 22 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Save the date for our quarterly Network Lunch. Check back soon for more details.

All proceeds from Network Lunches go directly into providing safe shelter to survivors of domestic violence, creating safe and affordable childcare for families, working towards a world of racial justice, and empowering women leaders to reach their potential. If you are able at this time, please consider making an additional contribution to our mission.

Past featured guests include:

  • Michelle De La Isla, Mayor of Topeka, on the intersections of civic engagement in racial justice work.
  • Joan Wagnon and the League of Women Voters of Kansas speaking about civic engagement and the 100 year anniversary of the 19th amendment.
  • Jay Prior, speaking about violence in the LGBTQ community in conjunction with the YWCA Week Without Violence.
  • Tara D. Wallace and Phelica Glass, licensed social work therapists, discussing Women’s Mental Health, particularly women of color seeking mental health services.
  • Pedro Irigonegaray, lawyer and civil rights activist speaking on racial justice as social justice.
  • Dean Carla Pratt from Washburn University discussing women in leadership positions.

 

 

 

Sep
16
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32nd Annual Women of Excellence Awards
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
32nd Annual Women of Excellence Awards

Join us on Wednesday, September 16 for the 32nd annual YWCA Women of Excellence Awards: A Leadership Event to benefit YWCA Northeast Kansas. This event has been rescheduled from June.

YWCA Northeast Kansas has been bolstering women leaders in Topeka since 1887. For the past 31 years, we have been recognizing how essential women are to their workplaces and to their communities, equally in times of crisis as in times of peace. While this event may look a little different as we transition from a daytime luncheon to an evening virtual event, our mission remains the same: honoring the contributions of women in our community who get up and do the work.

At YWCA Northeast Kansas, we are eliminating racism and empowering women at all stages of their careers. The greater Topeka community demands justice in a thousand different ways, and we will continue to get up and do the work until injustice is rooted out, until institutions are transformed, and until the world sees women, girls and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.

NOMINATE A WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE TODAY.

Are you a past honoree and you are not on our list? We would love to recognize you! Send us an email at resourcedevelopment@ywcaneks.org with your updated contact information to receive more information.

NOMINATE A WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE TODAY.

 

VIEW PAST WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE HONOREES.

Oct
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Concealed Revealed Art Auction
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Concealed Revealed Art Auction @ Jayhawk Theatre

Join us on Saturday, October 3rd for an inspiring, empowering evening of art, great food, wine, and beer tastings all while supporting the mission and crucial programs supporting survivors in our Center for Safety and Empowerment. This event will also coincide with the beginning of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

The 17th annual Concealed Revealed Art Auction is an evening celebrating the victories we have seen in the women’s movement, with LGBTQ communities, and with victims and survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking. We have been hard at work affecting change in our communities, and although the work is not yet done, let us come together to celebrate what we have accomplished.

Admission to the event includes alcoholic beverages and appetizers. A limited number of hosted Patron Tables for 4 are also available. The auction will have both a silent component in the gallery, as well as a live auction in the theater. All proceeds for this YWCA Signature event directly benefit the Center for Safety and Empowerment.

Become a Concealed Revealed Sponsor