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1-888-727-2877

Week Without Violence 2019

Join us at our awareness and advocacy events to end gender-based violence in our communities

About this program

What is Week Without Violence?

Week Without Violence is part of a global movement with YWCAs across the country and around the world to end violence against women and girls. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. That’s why, for more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence. Join us from October 14 to 18 as we hold events, share information and stories, advocate, and more with a common goal in mind: together, we can end gender-based violence.

Social Justice Forum

​On Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., YWCA Carlisle is joining the Community Responders Network, Cumberland County Historical Society, Hope Station, Heart & Soul, and other organizations to build civil discourse in Cumberland County regarding education, housing, immigration, racism, and sexual violence through the Social Justice Forum. The Social Justice Forum will be held at the Cumberland County Historical Society, at 21 N. Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA 17013; tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/educate-engage-eradicate-tickets-69869671067.

Stand Against Violence Rally

​On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, YWCA Carlisle is hosting a Stand Against Violence Rally at the Carlisle Town Square from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Join us to hear from a variety of government and social services experts speaking about gender-based violence, and let your voice be heard as we call for an end to gender-based violence in our communities. It starts with us!

Equip: The Annual Youth Leadership Conference

​Our Annual Youth Leadership Conference, designed for students in grades 9th through 12th grades across Cumberland County, will be held at YWCA Carlisle on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. High schools across Cumberland County are invited to send up to 20 student leaders to be equipped with the tools and resources to address racial and social justice issues in their schools. Register your school here: http://ywcacarlisle.org/index.php/Registration/2019-youth-leadership-conference/.

Mission Movie: Roll Red Roll

​Join us at Miss Ruth’s Time Bomb for a FREE showing of Roll Red Roll on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Roll Red Roll is, “a true crime thriller that goes behind the headlines to uncover the deep-seated and social media-fueled ‘boys will be boys’ culture at the root of high school sexual assault in America.” A discussion regarding the movie and its portrayal of sexual violence will follow.