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Spring Service Day
Spring Service Day an exciting opportunity for Walla Walla college students to come together and serve their community. The YWCA will be leading students from WWCC, WWU and Whitman in an awareness campaign about Sexual Assault Awareness Month, putting up posters and magnets and chalking sidewalks.
Take Back the Night march
April 10, 7 p.m.
Take Back the Night is an international event dedicated to protesting and raising awareness of sexual abuse and relationship violence through marches and rallies. The YWCA joins Whitman students for this annual event. The march will begin at Whitman’s Cordiner Hall at 7 p.m.
“Invisible Walla Walla” on KWCW 90.5 FM
April 13, 1-2 p.m.
Dial your radio to KWCW 90.5 FM Walla Walla or tune in online (click “listen live”) to hear Executive Director Anne-Marie Schwerin discuss domestic violence, sexual assault and homelessness with Helpline intern Mares Asfaha on her radio show “Invisible Walla Walla.”
15th annual YWCA Luncheon
April 30, noon-1 p.m.
For its 15th anniversary, the YWCA Luncheon presents Madeleine Kunin, first woman governor of Vermont, former Deputy Secretary of Education and U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland in the ’90s. A strong advocate for women and families, Kunin will speak at the luncheon. As the YWCA’s largest fundraiser of the year, the luncheon presents an incredible opportunity to end sexual violence in Walla Walla.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Vigil
April 30, 5:30-7 p.m.
To round out this month of Sexual Assault Awareness, a vigil will be held for sexual assault victims and survivors at the Land Title Plaza at First & Main Aves. in downtown Walla Walla.