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YWCA Greenwich to Honor Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr with Amazing Panel of Women

Expect a great lineup of speakers.
• Sheryl Battles, Vice President, Global Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement, Pitney Bowes
• Gretchen Carlson, American television commentator, journalist, and author
• Denise W. Merrill, Connecticut Secretary of the State
• Patti Russo, Executive Director of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University Continue Reading →

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Stop and See “Rise Up, Sisters!” Women’s Suffrage Exhibit at YWCA Greenwich

“Rise Up, Sisters!” created by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and the Connecticut Historical Society chronicles the Connecticut women instrumental in the women’s suffrage movement. The display will be on site at the YWCA Greenwich from January 18 – 23 and is open to the public. Continue Reading →

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Huge Turnout at YWCA Greenwich for Talk by Author Adam Frankel

UJA-JCC Greenwich and YWCA Greenwich hosted former Obama speechwriter Adam Frankel in a conversation about his memoir, “The Survivors: A Story of War, Inheritance and Healing.”
In his memoir, Frankel describes grappling with his identity after unearthing the shocking truth of his Connecticut family’s origins. While the audience was surprised by the secret Frankel revealed, it was his journey to understand how the past experiences of his grandparents effected the family in profound ways. Continue Reading →

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Domestic Violence Expert to Speak at YWCA Greenwich

On Tuesday, October 15 YWCA Greenwich will host Domestic Violence Today: A Conversation with Professor Susan Sorenson of the University of Pennsylvania. Sorenson will join Meredith Gold, Director of Domestic Abuse Services for a conversation and Q&A about domestic violence, how views about domestic violence have evolved and its effect on communities. “Domestic violence is a public health crisis across the country and in Greenwich,” said Meredith Gold, YWCA Greenwich Director of Domestic Abuse Services in a release. Professor Sorenson is Professor of Social Policy, Professor of Health & Societies and the Executive Director, Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse at the University of Pennsylvania. She has done extensive research on the issue of domestic violence and the societal changes that affect violence against women and girls. Continue Reading →

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YWCA Announces Events Throughout October – Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Last year, YWCA Greenwich responded to more than 3,700 calls to its hotline, and nearly every day, someone also went directly to YWCA Greenwich seeking help. YWCA Greenwich is the only state designated provider of domestic abuse services for victims of domestic violence in Greenwich with staff who are licensed to provide a variety of victim services. “Domestic violence is prevalent in every community, including Greenwich,” said Mary Lee Kiernan, President and CEO, YWCA Greenwich. “Community support is essential in helping to end the cycle of violence and support victims seeking the help they need.”

On Tuesday, October 1, 12:00 pm, First Selectman Peter Tesei will read a proclamation designating October as Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.  Other speakers will include Mary Lee Kiernan, Meredith Gold, Director, YWCA Greenwich Domestic Abuse Services, and Greenwich Police Chief Jim Heavey. The event will take place on the steps of Town Hall and all members of the community are invited to attend. Continue Reading →

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