Week Without Violence
Each October, YWCAs across the country take part in a global movement, Week Without Violence to raise awareness about the devastating effects of domestic violence across our nation and our world.
This year, YWCA Tri-County Area is focusing on an issue closer to home. A share experience across generations, gun violence has impacted countless members of our community. We demand a world of equity and human civility. We work every single day to build an educated community that is safe for our future generations to thrive and excel.
We work to raise awareness of the impacts that gun violence has had in our own community, by focusing on those working toward a better, brighter future for generations to come.
Week Without Violence Youth Art Contest
In today’s society there are all forms of violence – whether it be based on a person’s color, age, gender, sexual preference, economic status—the list goes on and on.
Help YWCA Tri-County Area (YW3CA) raise awareness of the need to combat discrimination and the violence and hate that comes with it in our community by creating an original piece of artwork. The contest this year offers several themes for students to focus artwork on: Indigenous People’s Day, Ending Gun Violence or Promoting Peace, Justice, Freedom and Dignity for All.
YW3CA Tri-County Area invites all 5th – 12th graders to enter our Week Without Violence Art Contest.
Youth Art Contest Details
– Open to 5th – 12th grade students in the Tri-County Area.
– All artwork must be drawn horizontally (landscape) on plain white 8.5”x11” paper. (Plain copy paper)
– Students may use crayon, watercolor, poster paint, colored pencils, markers or ink. Please do not attach or glue materials that may smear, crack or chip.
– Students must submit individual, independent work.
– Students must submit a 3-4 sentence statement describing their work and why they chose to create the piece they did.
– Only original artwork will be Accepted. Computer- generated drawings will not be considered. Reproduction of popular cartoon characters or three-dimensional work will be disqualified.
– Art work will not be returned.
Please mail or drop-off artwork to:
YWCA Tri-County Area,
Attn: Kristie Piacine
315 King Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
Submissions postmarked by Friday, October 4th, 2019 will be accepted.
Submissions deadline is Friday, October 11, 2019.
Ebriana, 12th Grade, 2019 1st Place Winner
Lily, 2019 2nd Place Winner
Emmerson, 11th Grade, 2019 3rd Place Winner
Cheyanne, 11th Grade, 2018 1st Place Winner
Destiny, 12th Grade, 2018 2nd Place Winner
Rebecca, 12th Grade, 2018 3rd Place Winner
Rally Against Gun Violence for Pottstown
FREE FOR THE COMMUNITY!
Event Activities Include:
Vote for your Favorite Piece in our Youth Art Contest
Take the Week Without Violence Pledge
Listen to Featured Speakers
Honor Past Victims of Gun Violence – Light Up the Night
Participate in our Week Without Violence Video Campaign
Purchase Week Without Violence T-shirts
Enjoy a few Snacks & Beverages
and much more!
YWCA USA's Week of Action Daily Activities
- Sunday, October 13
- Monday, October 14
- Tuesday, October 15
- Wednesday, October 16
- Thursday, October 17
- Friday, October 18
Week Without Violence Podcast Series – YWCA USA
Week Without Violence will kick off with a series of podcasts produced by YWCA USA’s media team. Organize Your Butterflies, YWCA USA’s signature podcast, will publish a total of 5 podcasts during Week Without Violence 2019. Tune in to her from programs and experts working to support survivors and prevent gender-based violence. Click here to check out the podcast!
Indigenous People’s Day
Join YWCA’s across the country on social media to highlight the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
Capitol Hill Call-In Day
Engage your members of Congress by calling your legislators and encouraging them to support the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA). Take action on social media and use the hashtag #WWV19 to tweet at your members of Congress.
Make a donation to YWCA Tri-County Area to help keep our community safe as we work toward advocating for women, girls, and families in and around the Tri-County Area. A donation on this day will be entered through the Amazing Raise 24-Hour Campaign to raise money for local non-profits in the Tri-County Area.
Imagine a World Without Violence…
Help us raise awareness about violence in our communities across our country. Share what a Week Without Violence looks like to you! Use on of the Fillable Signs and bring it with you to Thursday’s local event – Rally Against Gun Violence for Pottstown.
Making the Local Focal
Initiate discussion with your state and local elected officials on ending violence in your community. Engage with them and learn about their position on policies that support survivors and help hold them accountable!
Rally Against Gun Violence for Pottstown
On Thursday, October 17, we invite the community to join us for a Rally Against Gun Violence for Pottstown from 6-8pm. Learn more below!
Ending Gun Violence: Disarming Domestic Abusers
Join YWCA’s across the country in a Twitter chat form 2-3pm ET, hosted by the @YWCAUSA team! They will be discussing the intersection of gender-based violence and gun violence. Don’t forget to use the campaign hashtag #WWV19!
YWCA Tri-County Area is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
Week Without Violence Custom Designed T-Shirt Sneak Peek: