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.


Social Justice Training: Sexism 102

Sexism 102 – CANCELED

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
4610 SE Belmont

An understanding of gender-based oppression is vital for everyone invested in ending violence. Learn about sexism as a form of power-based violence and the ways it intersects with other systems of oppression.

Personal Safety and De-Escalation

Personal Safety and De-Escalation

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
4610 SE Belmont St.

Topics will include laying a foundation for safety, using internal and external safety strategies to assess a dangerous situation, various strategies for preventing and ending attacks and discussion about escape option and exploration of de-escalation.


Sexual Assault Dynamics

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
4610 SE Belmont St

Understand the root causes of sexual violence, its prevalence, its impact on survivors, and the dynamics that make sexual violence a stigmatizing crime.


Dismantling Racism

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
4610 SE Belmont St.

In this workshop participants will understand racism in a historical and current context, learn about white privilege, develop knowledge of institutional racism, and address concepts of colorblindness and the United States as a post-racial society.