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Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2018

Creating A Culture of Consent

Monday, April 23, 2018

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and we’ve been holding a series of community events in our ongoing commitment to support survivors and help prevent sexual assault. One such event was a community discussion entitled “Conversation Hour on Consent Culture” co-facilitated by Austin Lea from Planned Parenthood, and Jessie Spinney, Sexual Assault Prevention Specialist for YWCA… Continue Reading Creating A Culture of Consent

YWCA staff advocating in Olympia.

Public Policy Progress in 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Washington State Legislature wrapped up their first session of 2018 earlier this month. At YWCA Clark County we are immensely pleased with several pieces of legislation that passed that improve access to reproductive rights, support affordable housing, and strengthen and expand voting and immigrant rights. Additionally, we are proud of our Public Policy Committee’s tireless… Continue Reading Public Policy Progress in 2018

Michelle Polek

Shedding a Light on Teen Dating Violence: Interview with Prevention Specialist Michelle Polek

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

February was Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, however at YWCA Clark County, raising awareness and working to end domestic abuse is a yearlong commitment. So as we enter March we thought we’d examine some of the statistics and issues surrounding teen dating violence, as well as discuss ways to prevent and educate young people (and… Continue Reading Shedding a Light on Teen Dating Violence: Interview with Prevention Specialist Michelle Polek