17th Annual Week without Violence®
Raise awareness and encourage change by achieving a "Victory over Violence "
The YWCA Week without Violence® represents our mission to create a vision of harmony; free of violence and full of peace within our homes, our classrooms, our businesses, our communities, our nation, and ultimately our world. Our YWCA promotes a violence-free world, welcoming individuals, communities, and organizations throughout Silicon Valley to partner and participate during the Week Without Violence®.
The Week Without Violence® is an annual YWCA-wide campaign held during the third week of October to raise public awareness about violence in our homes and our communities; to create dialogue; and to encourage alternatives. For over 100 years, the YWCA of Silicon Valley has been at the forefront of Santa Clara County in supporting a safer community through education that provides women, children, and families with opportunities for positive growth and achievement.
Monday: "Random Acts of Kindness" Challenge. 11am - 1pm, B&K Room. Bring your own lunch.
Tuesday: Violence Against Women's Self-Esteeem. 11am - 1pm. B&K Room. Bring your own lunch.
Wednesday: Domestic Violence and Dating Violence. 12pm - 2pm, Martinez Room, Bring your Own Lunch
Thursday: Free Self Defense Lessons. 11am - 1pm, B&K Room. Bring your own lunch and water.
Friday: "Random Acts of Kindness" Challenge. 11am - 1pm, B&K Room. Bring your own lunch.
Clothesline Project will be on display all week in our Headquarters. This is a national clothesline that moves about the country. After our shirts hang at the YWCA for the week we will forward them to join the national project.
Counseling and Family Services:
We will distribute a flyer called 10 Tips to Expressing Healthy Anger as appropriate to clients throughout the week.
Monday: Drug and Alcohol Violence: Students will learn about the history of Week Without Violence. Students will explore how drugs and alcohol can be a contributor to violence in the household.
Tuesday: Gang Violence: Students will see a movie clip from Boys in the HOod and have a group discussion. They will have a chance to share personal experiences with gang violence and how it has affected their lives.
Wednesday: Domestic Violence/Relationship Violence: Students will be introduced to the Violence and Non-Violence Wheel. They will learn how to identify mental, physical and sexual abuse and explore how it affects people's thought processes.
Thursday: Racism, Sexism and the other "Isms": Students will discuss the different "isms" and how they affect students' lives. They will discuss the impact of the "isms" in the world.
Friday: Week Without Violence Jeopardy: Students will recap what they learned throughout the week by playing a Jeopardy game. They will work on a poster on how to stop violence and attain peace.