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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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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

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How men can make Tennessee a safer place for women – Plazas (Tennessean)

Sunday, August 26, 2018

This column originally appeared in the Tennessean newspaper on Sunday, Aug. 26 Shan Foster saw a lot of violence as a child and young man that left an indelible mark on him. “I saw women who were victims,” he said. “I saw men who had bad role models. As a consequence, they in turn inflicted violence on… Continue Reading How men can make Tennessee a safer place for women – Plazas (Tennessean)