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National Conference on Ending Violence Against Women Takes Center Stage in Nashville Sept. 9 and 10

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 18, 2019) – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee will host the first ever national conference on violence against women and healthy masculinity Sept. 9 and 10 in Nashville. Keynote and featured speakers include Time Magazine’s 2017 Person of the Year and Silence Breaker, Terry Crews, actor and former NFL… Continue Reading National Conference on Ending Violence Against Women Takes Center Stage in Nashville Sept. 9 and 10

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YWCA Family Learning Center Graduation Celebrates Dedication to Education and Diversity

Friday, June 14, 2019

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 10, 2019) – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee celebrated 65 women and men and their families at the annual Family Learning Center Graduation on Saturday, June 8 at Trevecca University’s Boone Convocation Center. The graduates passed the challenging HiSET (formerly GED) exam and walked across the stage in cap and gown… Continue Reading YWCA Family Learning Center Graduation Celebrates Dedication to Education and Diversity

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YWCA Spring Breakfast Brings Nashville Community Together to Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

  NA SHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2019)—Seventeen years after escaping an abusive marriage, a Nashville mother shared her story of survival, hope, and healing with 1,000 guests at the YWCA Spring Breakfast on Tuesday, April 30.  Elia Bass was joined on stage at the Music City Center by her 20-year old son, Roy Tapia. He… Continue Reading YWCA Spring Breakfast Brings Nashville Community Together to Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence

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Stand Against Racism Tackles the Intersection of Racism and Immigration

Monday, April 29, 2019

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.)—YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee hosted the annual Stand Against Racism on Thursday, April 25 on the steps of the Historic Metro Courthouse and Public Square Park. Neither the threat of rain nor the NFL Draft (kicking off a few blocks away) could keep more than 100 advocates, supporters, and partners away from this… Continue Reading Stand Against Racism Tackles the Intersection of Racism and Immigration

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YWCA Teams Up with Nashville Predators to Help End Violence Against Women

Friday, February 15, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 15, 2019) – The Bridgestone Arena was ground zero for shining the spotlight on the crisis of domestic violence in Nashville and Middle Tennessee on Sunday, Feb. 10. More than 17,000 fans and spectators witnessed how extensive this crime is in our community, and across the U.S., through videos, public service announcements,… Continue Reading YWCA Teams Up with Nashville Predators to Help End Violence Against Women

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No Hate No Fear – 2019 Stand Against Racism Luncheon Series & Public Rally Announced

Monday, January 21, 2019

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – Ten years after the failed “English Only” referendum, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee is hosting a Lunch & Learn series on racism and immigration and the ways they intersect in our community. The series will conclude with the annual Stand Against Racism public rally in Downtown Nashville on April 25. Learn more… Continue Reading No Hate No Fear – 2019 Stand Against Racism Luncheon Series & Public Rally Announced

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YWCA Receives $515,000 Grant to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee was recently awarded a $515,000 grant to provide transitional housing support to women and children leaving the Weaver Domestic Violence Center and starting their lives anew. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) – Office on Violence Against Women funding supports holistic, victim-centered approaches for moving victims of… Continue Reading YWCA Receives $515,000 Grant to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence

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Congress must reauthorize Violence Against Women Act | Opinion – Sharon K. Roberson (Tennessean)

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Last spring, after suffering eight long years of emotional and physical abuse “Margaret” found the courage to leave her husband. She took the kids and moved into a new apartment, but her freedom didn’t last long. Her abuser found them, broke the locks, and took children. With the help of Metro’s Office of Family Safety,… Continue Reading Congress must reauthorize Violence Against Women Act | Opinion – Sharon K. Roberson (Tennessean)

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YWCA Hosts 27th Academy for Women of Achievement Celebration

Friday, October 12, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2018) – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee hosted its 27th annual Academy for Women of Achievement celebration and induction dinner at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville last night. More than 500 people, including Mayor David Briley and leaders from Nashville’s music, business, government, and philanthropic sectors attended. The 2018… Continue Reading YWCA Hosts 27th Academy for Women of Achievement Celebration