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Week Without Violence Annual Workshop

October 16

Week Without Violence™

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Annual Workshop: October 16, 2018

The YWCA of Black Hawk County, along with nearly 300 YWCA associations around the country, will mark the 2018 YWCA Week Without Violence™ during October.

To recognize Week Without Violence™, the YWCA of Black Hawk County will hold its annual workshop on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the YWCA.

This year’s workshop topic is The Impact of Hate Speech and its effect on the individuals and groups it is directed at as well as the effect on the community and society as a whole. This year’s workshop structure is:

Morning session – Yolanda Spears, LMSW, University of Iowa School of Social Work presenting “The Very Real Impact of Hate Speech.

Afternoon sessions – the first afternoon session is a panel of individuals from diverse backgrounds who will share their own personal stories of experiencing hate speech; the last afternoon session will be individuals from two communities sharing information on initiatives in their communities addressing hate speech, what is working and successful and their challenges.

The cost is $30 per person, $15 for students (must show Student ID). CEUs are being applied for and will be an additional cost for social work and behavioral sciences if approved.

Please contact Cindy Mohr for registration information or watch for it on our website, Facebook, local media and email lists. On-site continental breakfast and lunch and workshop materials are included in the registration fee.

The YWCA Week Without Violence™ is an annual national campaign highlighting practical and sustainable alternatives to violence in our homes, schools, workplaces and communities. For more information or to receive registration materials, please contact Cindy Mohr at 234-7589, lmohr@ywcabhc.org.


October 16