Working Hoosiers Vote 100 Days of Action Kickoff Call
Activists and Organizers from The Working Hoosiers Vote Coalition invite you to take part in 100 Days of Action to Register voters in Tippecanoe County.
Our community, and communities across the nation and world are shouting to be heard. Guided by the demands put forth by the Movement for Black Lives, we at Working Hoosiers Vote know that if we want to build the communities we want to live in, we must elect local, down ballot candidates who share our view of the future — a future without a militarized police force, with community focused solutions, that believes in the full humanity of all its residents and is controlled by the people.
From late June until the voter registration period ends on October 5, activists and organizers all over the community will mobilize to safely meet voters where they are, learn what issues matter to them and get them registered to vote. Join us for a Kickoff training call on June 16 at 6PM to learn how you can join us in this important work.
To ensure you receive call access information use this link register in advance. To learn more about the Movement for Black Lives and the political demands to #DefendBlackLives, visit https://m4bl.org/.
Working Hoosiers Vote is a collaborative civic engagement and issue listening project of Younger Womxn’s Task Force of Greater Lafayette, Showing up for Racial Justice Greater Lafayette, Greater Lafayette Indivisible, and Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies.
Shouting Against the Wind – Online Series
Shouting Against the Wind hosts live, online readings of radical works by womxn leaders of color. Local leaders will take the stage each month to host a night of reflection on the current fight.
Monthly Shouts will occur the 4h Monday of every month. The next shout will be Monday, January 22 at 6 pm. Register here to receive access information prior to the event.
We Shout to build community among those who work for racial justice and to generate discourse about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. We Shout for ourselves, for our communities and for our comrades across identities in the fight for liberation.
This event is a signature partnership between YWTF and YWCA Greater Lafayette that began in 2017.
Free to attend. Please register at the ticket link to ensure you receive access information for each monthly Shout.
Lose Your Friends and Lovers!
Our fourth annual Lose Your Friends and Lovers Gala celebrates the anniversary of Greater Lafayette YWTF and will take place on Saturday, August 8, 2020. This year will be a year like no other as we embark on Lose Your Friends & Lovers, Stay Home edition.
YWTF has a commitment to center the most marginalized in our community, and that means taking every precaution necessary to ensure that our members, solidarity members and supporters are able to participate in the Gala while staying safe from COVID-19.
Stay tuned for more information about Lose Your Friends & Lovers 2020, coming soon.
Please join us as we celebrate and help fund the work of movement building locally and across the state.
The title of the gala comes from one of our favorite pieces by Audre Lorde:
“I was going to die, sooner or later, whether or not I had even spoken myself. My silences had not protected me. Your silences will not protect you…. What are the words you do not yet have? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence? We have been socialized to respect fear more than our own need for language.
“I began to ask each time: “What’s the worst that could happen to me if I tell this truth?” Unlike women in other countries, our breaking silence is unlikely to have us jailed, “disappeared” or run off the road at night. Our speaking out will irritate some people, get us called bitchy or hypersensitive and disrupt some dinner parties. And then our speaking out will permit other women to speak, until laws are changed and lives are saved and the world is altered forever.
“Next time, ask: What’s the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare. Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end.
“And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.”
We have monthly member gatherings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. If you are not yet a member, but share an interest and value around our demands, we welcome you to check us out once before deciding to join!
Past Events & Programs
View our past events here.