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2014 Week Without Violence

Preview Event
Sunday, October 5: Human Trafficking 101

Sunday, October 12: Day of Remembrance


Tuesday, October 14: Making Our Schools Safe

Wednesday, October 15: Confronting Violence Against Women
 

Thursday, October 16: Facing Violence Among Men

Friday, October 17: Eliminating Racism and Hate Crime

Saturday, October 18: Replacing Violence with Recreation and Fun

 



Preview Event - Sunday, October 5: Human Trafficking 101

Recognize the signs of Human Trafficking and help end modern day slavery here in Pittsburgh.  Join us for a screeningn of WQED Multimedia's powerful documentary: Human Trafficking: Pittsburgh Fights Back followed by Keynote Speaker Dr. Mary Burke, Founder and Executive Director of The Project to End Human Trafficking.  Click here for more (pdf).  Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Location: Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

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Sunday, October 12: Day of Remembrance 

Mark and celebrate this day in memory of friends and loved ones lost to violence.

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Tuesday, October 14: Making Our Schools Safe

Attend a performance of You Belong to Me, a teen production based on the warning signs of dating violence, and join the panel discussion following the play. A collaboration of the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, Prime Stage Theatre and Community College of Allegheny County. (Not open to the public)

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Wednesday, October 15: Confronting Violence Against Women

Domestic Violence: A Perspective. A community panel share their experiences in this forum on preventing domestic violence and developing tools to move forward.   “No longer Burdened, Moving forward” features speakers Gary Rupert, Master Police Officer, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police; De’netta Benjamin, Director, Bethlehem Haven; Sydney Gilliam, YWCA Housing participant. Including representatives from Alle-Kiski Area Hope Center, Center for Victims, Child Care Information Services (CCIS) of Allegheny County, Crisis Center North, Neighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania CareerLink of Pittsburgh/Allegheny County, Pennsyulvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery (POWER), and Pennsylvania Women Work. Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm.  Location: YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, 305 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

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Thursday, October 16: Facing Violence Among Men

Partner Violence: Impact on the Workplace.  Barbara Penner, M.S. from STANDING FIRM speaks about partner violence and its effects on the workplace.  Continental breakfast followed by Q&A session. Business leaders, management and HR professionals welcomed at no cost.  
Register by Friday, October 10, 2014.  Time: 8:00am - 10:00am.  Location: YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, 305 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

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Friday, October 17: Eliminating Racism and Hate Crime

Promote awareness about the elimination of racism and hate crime.  Join us on Facebook and Twitter (@ywcapgh), andlook for details the week of October 12.

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Saturday, October 18: Replacing Violence with Recreation and Fun

Try one of these fun community outings:

  • Teen Open Lab. Have a school project that needs a video? Want to record some music you've been working on? Are you a student in grades 6 to 12?  Visit The Labs and work with the equipment to create or finish your project. Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm. Click here for details or e-mail for more info. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Main, Oakland.
  • Fort Pitt Blockhouse. Celebrate the Fort Pitt Blockhouse’s 250th anniversary! Admission is free, courtesy of the Fort Pitt Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Downtown Pittsburgh, 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Click here for more.
  • Frick Art and Historical Center. Experience the culture of the Gilded Age.  Located on beautifully landscaped gardens in Pittsburgh's East End, you’ll see fine and decorative arts and artifacts, magnificent exhibitions and vintage cars and carriages. Free admission to the Frick Art & Historical Center, The Frick Art Museum, and the Car and Carriage Museum.  Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm, Homewood. Click here for more.
  • RACE: Are We So Different? Exhibition. Examine the experience of living with race in America. Interactive multimedia components, historic artifacts, iconic objects, and compelling photographs offer visitors an eye-opening look at a topic that is fundamental to our shared human experience. Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Oakland.  Click here for info on admission fees and hours.

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YW TechGYRLS demonstrate for former YWCA National Board members and YWCA World President Deborah Thomas-Austin.  

 

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