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.


Dynamics of Abusers

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
4610 SE Belmont

The training aims to increase understanding of power and control and the dynamics of abusive behavior.


Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Survivors

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
4610 SE Belmont

While domestic violence is a global problem, its cultural interpretations and expressions vary. In this training, we will explore traditional cultures of Immigrants and Refugees and how it can impact access to services that may be crucial for survivors of domestic violence.


Understanding the Impact of Trauma

Thursday, January 18, 2018
600 NE 8th Street, Gresham, OR 97030

This workshop will examine the range of trauma response, articulate the connection between oppression and trauma, and teach skills to support survivors of trauma and build sustainability for trauma work.


26th Annual Inspire Luncheon

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
614 SW 11th Ave

Now in its 26th year, the Inspire Luncheon brings together Portland’s most prominent business and community leaders who are committed to the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.