Event Archives


Past Events & Programs


Shouting Against The Wind: A Read-in Thursday April 27th, 2017

Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. This campaign is one part of our larger national strategy to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism.

The YWCA Greater Lafayette and the Younger Women’s Task Force of Greater Lafayette partnered for this Stand Against Racism Event on April 27. The event was geared towards amplifying the voices of Womxn of Color Leaders for social change throughout time.

For more information about Stand Against Racism 2017 visit www.standagainstracism.org

Protect Planned Parenthood Lafayette- a teach-in and action

On February 11, 2017, rallies were held at Planned Parenthood locations throughout the United States to call on Congress and President Trump to strip Planned Parenthood of all federal funding and reallocate those funds to health centers that help disadvantaged women without destroying human life through abortion. YWTF hosted a teach-in and action at Carnahan Hall that day where we learned about the intersectionality of reproductive justice and wrote valentines to our government representatives. A crowd of more than 200 gathered for this day with publicity coverage from local news stations. Our valentines then joined with a larger state-wide action and were delivered on February 14th to the Indiana Statehouse.

 

Into the Body Workshop

March 5th we sponsored “Moving Into the Body: a Workshop on Embodiment and Mindfulness” with facilitator Francine Passias, CHP who led us in a movement meditation to restore our center and remind us of our body’s wisdom.


Our First General Meeting:

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WHAT YOU MISSED: During our very first meeting as YWTF of Greater Lafayette, we broke down our demands and discussed WHAT we do and HOW we plan to do make it happen.

Still want to know how you fit in, but haven’t joined yet? Email ywtfgreaterlafayette@gmail.com with any questions you have. We’d love you to join us!

GET OUT THE EARLY VOTE RALLY:

JOIN US!

JOIN US!

We made an early walk to the polls to ensure as many people as possible had a chance to vote. Check out the news story here.

YWTF gathered at the steps of Reihle Plaza and then walked to the polls together. We had signs for folx to hold and showed our community that we are better together.

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Voter Registration: We SMASHED our goal of 200!

At Boiler Bridge Bash in Lafayette, YWTF registerd 80 people to vote at this table!

At Boiler Bridge Bash in Lafayette, YWTF registered 80 people to vote at this table!

FINAL TALLY: 300/200

Email saeleepacheco@gmail.com to see how you can get trained and GET INVOLVED.

YWTF’s Intersectionality Training:

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This meeting will focus on the topic of Intersectionality.

  • Want to learn more?
  • Want to share the things that help you feel fully affirmed?
  • Want to grow stronger together as a task force?

This meeting is for you. Email ywtfgreaterlafayette@gmail.com with questions!

Date & Location will be announced in the member listserv. Become a member to receive emails!

Greater Lafayette Younger Women’s Task Force Launch Party:YWTF Event Photo

View photos from this amazing night here!

The Younger Women’s Task Force is a movement by and for younger women. Thank you for joining us for our *official* launch.

ALL AGES / ALL WELCOME / GUEST DJ / INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS / COMPLIMENTARY HORS D’OEURVES & DESSERTS / DANCING / CASH BAR / PHOTO BOOTH / SIGN UP TO GET INVOLVED!

View our Facebook event here.