YWCA Northeast Kansas Signature Events
Concealed Revealed: The 2021 Concealed Revealed Art Auction was an inspiring and empowering evening of art, honor, and storytelling. While the event looked a little different this year as an interactive, virtual event, our mission remained the same: to uplift survivors, honor resiliency. celebrate strength, instill hope, and support our work providing shelter, safety, and support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and human trafficking in our Center for Safety and Empowerment. Click here to read more, and to watch the video replay of the live event.
Stand Against Racism: YWCA USA’s 15th annual Stand Against Racism campaign will take place April 22 – 25, 2021. We invite YWCAs and allied groups to focus their events and organizing on the myriad of racial justice issues that impact the health and safety of communities of color. Most importantly, we invite you to explore how From Declarations to Change: Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis can advance the work of justice in your community and empower people of color. Stay tuned for more details, and learn more about the Stand Against Racism campaign.
Quarterly Network Lunches: Network with fellow community leaders over lunch with an informative and enriching talk presented by local experts and thought-leaders. Lunches occur quarterly on Wednesdays, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM, and cost $12 general admission, lunch is included. Are you interested in a particular topic? Let us know by sending us an email.
Women of Excellence Awards: A Leadership Event to benefit YWCA Northeast Kansas: Celebrating Women of Excellence in the greater Topeka community. The 2021 event took place on Wednesday, September 15. We are honored 37 women who stand out as leaders in the community, who trailblaze paths through challenge and adversity to lift up those around them, and who Ignite & Inspire us all toward a brighter future. Please visit the event page for the event replay and more information.
Week Without Violence: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And at YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. For more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence. Along with other YWCAs across the country and around the world, we hold events, share information and stories, advocate, and more with a common goal in mind: together, we can end gender-based violence. For a recap of the 2021 March & Rally, as well as links to news articles covering our 2021 Week Without Violence, visit our blog.
Annual Donor and Volunteer Appreciation Event: We have over 400 volunteers fueling our mission every year. This event is always free and open to all volunteers and donors and is also the opportunity to recognize outstanding community partners. The 2021 event will be a virtual reception via Zoom. Register by clicking here, and mark your calendars to join us at 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 23rd! Interested in getting involved? Check out our volunteer opportunities, in-kind donations, and ways to make an impact through a monetary contribution.