About our Events and Workshops

The YWCA of Greater Portland offers a variety of workshops and fundraising events that provide hundreds of individuals, organizations, and businesses the opportunity to engage in social change through participation and sponsorship.

We offer regular workshops for individuals and businesses on social justice topics such as domestic violence and the workplace, anti-violence and sexual assault prevention, advocacy, allyship, diversity training, and more.

These events and fundraisers help us fulfill our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women, and move us towards building a stronger community.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you’re interested in sponsoring one of our community events or workshops, contact Susan Stoltenberg, Executive Director, at (503) 294-7490 or susans@ywcapdx.org.

 


Resolve to Resist: Session 2

Thursday, March 8, 2018
4610 SE Belmont

Get the run-down on elected positions, running for office, and how you can become involved. Panelists will address what it means to be a candidate, how to get started, and how to bring attention to the needs and issues too often overlooked in our political system.

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Safety Planning and Advocacy Skills

Friday, March 9, 2018
4610 SE Belmont

During Safety Planning, Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Skills attendees will learn and practice advocacy skills vital to supporting survivors of domestic violence & sexual assault. Using real-life scenarios, we will work in small groups to apply these learned skills in crisis response situations & when creating safety plans. Discussions will also include healthy boundaries & tips for working with survivors.

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Disability and Equity: A Deeper Conversation

Thursday, March 15, 2018
4610 SE Belmont

This presentation will engage participants in learning from life experiences of people with disabilities and the disability rights movement. Presenters will discuss where the gaps lie in inclusion of people with disabilities, centering on those with identities that are underrepresented or systemically marginalized.

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Effects of Domestic Violence and Trauma on Youth

Thursday, March 22, 2018
4610 SE Belmont

During Effects of Domestic Violence and Trauma on Youth attendees will learn effects of domestic violence and trauma on youth of all ages, understand how trauma affects the parent-child bond develop skills and strategies for positive support and interventions, youth-specific advocacy, and parenting support.

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