DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS

Margaret
Mitchell

CEO, YWCA USA

Francesca
Rattray

CEO of YWCA San Antonio

Rachel
Graber

Director of Public Affairs, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Terra Russell
-Slavin

Chief Impact Officer, LA LGBT Center

 

 

ABOUT THE EVENT

Supreme Court decisions, state legislations, and a rising wave of hate and violence have created a chilling landscape for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. From gun violence and mass shootings to reproductive health restrictions, from anti-LGBTQ+ laws and policies to police violence, some of our nation’s most contentious issues directly impact the safety and well-being of survivors in unique and especially harmful ways. Too often, however, these impacts are unknown, overlooked, or actively ignored—leaving many survivors unsupported in their efforts to find safety, healing, and pathways forward, free from further violence.

This virtual town hall will highlight how today’s issues and headlines are impacting victims and survivors of gender-based violence and help ensure that the voices and needs of all survivors are addressed.

Join YWCA USA and our network of more than 200 Local Associations in 45 states and D.C. to learn why centering survivors in our discussions about these highly divisive issues and in our GOTV efforts is crucial to bridging divides and building support among voters, candidates, and policymakers for the services and solutions survivors need to build safe and thriving futures.