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Panel to Discuss Support Options for Immigrants Seeking Settlement in Greenwich

Bobby Walker, Jr. and Mary Lee Kiernan join CEO of Connecticut Institute of Refugees and Immigrants in Discussion of Services that Enable Smooth and Meaningful Transitions Continue Reading →

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YWCA Greenwich Helps Community Understand Labor Trafficking at Popular Panel Discussion

The US Dept of Defense estimates that forced labor generates $51.2 billion in illegal profits resulting from forced economic exploitation in a variety of industries and in the products and food consumed every day. In Connecticut, for example, nail salons and massage parlors do not require licensing and are not regulated by the Dept of Health.
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Following Charlottesville Tragedy, Local Leaders Urge Greenwich to Stand Up to Hate

With incidents of hate and bias in Connecticut on the rise, Greenwich Schools Superintendent Dr. Jill Gildea; YWCA’s Mary Lee Kiernan, Boys & Girls Club’s Bobby Walker and the ADL’s Steve Ginsburg urge people in Greenwich to speak out against hate, report incidents to authorities, communicate support to populations at risk and model inclusive language for children. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich High School YNET Club Frisbee Tourney Raises Awareness of Dating Violence

YNET’s annual Frisbee tournament drew teams from near and far. There were GHS teachers, student alumni current club members and past members. Everyone agreed that it’s important to understand what constitutes a healthy relationship, and how to spot an abusive one. Continue Reading →

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Tough Guise 2: Exploring Violent, Sexist & Homophobic Messages that Target Boys

The question that really comes out of this is: Why do boys and men commit 90% of violent acts? On Tuesday, Oct. 21 there will be a one-time showing at Bow Tie Criterion of “Tough Guise 2” sponsored by JCC, YWCA and Christ Church. America is in the midst of an epidemic of men’s violence based on outmoded ideals of manhood. Continue Reading →

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