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Empowering Women and Lifting Diverse Voices: We Must Stand Together

Monday, July 22, 2019

July 18, 2019  #RunAsYouAre Partners Statement on “The Squad” Joint Statement from YWCA USA, VoteRunLead, IGNITE, and United State of Women Rally cries and tweets calling for four elected women of color to “go back home” have, once again, revealed the depth of racism and gender bias that have hindered the leadership of women and… Continue Reading Empowering Women and Lifting Diverse Voices: We Must Stand Together

Persimmon Luncheon 2019

2019 Persimmon Luncheon: Photo Gallery and Farewell Speech by Beth Maczka

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The staff and board of directors of the YWCA wish to extend our heartfelt thanks for making this year’s 5th Annual Persimmon Luncheon: Gathering to Give at the Renaissance Hotel on May 1st the most successful one yet! Together, we raised over $280,000, and we couldn’t be more excited about the ways that we will put this… Continue Reading 2019 Persimmon Luncheon: Photo Gallery and Farewell Speech by Beth Maczka

Gather in the Garden May 23rd

Monday, May 13, 2019

Join us on Thursday, May 23rd in our newly renovated Thelma Caldwell Playground from 6:15-8:15 pm as we: Wish Beth Maczka a fond farewell Celebrate the success of our Persimmon Luncheon fundraiser Dedicate the new Thelma Caldwell Playground and Mural and Admire garden-inspired art works by our Early Learning Program students. Hors d’oeuvres and homemade… Continue Reading Gather in the Garden May 23rd

Know Your Numbers Day April 30th

Friday, April 26, 2019

Knowing your “numbers”- including your cholesterol, triglyceride levels, fasting glucose*, your blood pressure and more- is an important part of keeping your heart healthy. It can help you and your doctor know your risks and mark the progress you’re making toward a healthier you. Pre-Register now for a FREE blood work screening at the YWCA… Continue Reading Know Your Numbers Day April 30th

Film Screening & Panel Discussion of “Immigrant Prisons”

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

YWCA of Asheville invites the community for a film screening and panel discussion of Brave New Films’ “Immigrant Prisons.” The film screening will take place at the Grail Moviehouse on Sunday, April 28 from 4:00 – 6:30 pm. The panel consist of women of color working for immigrant justice including Cocó Eva Solange Alcázar (CIMA),… Continue Reading Film Screening & Panel Discussion of “Immigrant Prisons”

Social Justice Book Club

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

YWCA of Asheville is excited to further promote our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women by hosting our first social justice book club event! The Club will meet at 6pm at Firestorm Books & Coffee on Tuesday, April 23rd. RSVP is required. Our first book is called Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and… Continue Reading Social Justice Book Club

Reflections on the “Power to Heal” Film Screening

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

On Monday, February 25th, the YWCA of Asheville, Asheville  Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA), and American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) hosted a free film screening of Power to Heal, followed by a discussion with community members. Kathey Avery, an RN at ABIPA, facilitated a lively discussion on the film with catered food provided… Continue Reading Reflections on the “Power to Heal” Film Screening

Updated weather alert: All YWCA programs and facilities will be CLOSING at 1pm today, Thursday, February 20th. On Friday, February 21st we will operate on a delayed schedule: our building will open at 9am, and Empowerment Child Care and Early Learning Program will open at 10am.