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2016 Empowering Women Luncheon

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Keynote Speaker: BEVERLY GOODEN

Victims' rights advocate & creator of the viral hashtag, #WhyIStayed

As a survivor of domestic violence, Beverly Gooden represents the extraordinary power of storytelling and social media and has firmly established herself as a leading activist in the modern era.

Her hashtag #WhyIStayed led to a global movement against domestic violence and has provided a viable channel for people to contribute to the conversation in a meaningful way on a global scale.

With important insight on domestic violence sensitivity, social justice, and the power of storytelling, Beverly Gooden also offers valuable messages of hope, opportunity and resilience.

Tables and Tickets are no longer available.

Thank you for your support!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016      12:00 - 1:30 PM

Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center 

Click HERE for parking and arrival information. 

 For questions call 368-2261 or email cirish@ywcarochester.org 


Change for Good.

The YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County has been a powerful resource for local women and girls since 1883.  The funds raised through the Empowering Women Luncheon help the YWCA provide housing and support services to over 1,000 women and families each year.

Your participation in the Luncheon will help provide shelter and support to more than 300 homeless women and children in our emergency housing—a total of 5,900 nights of shelter each year.

Your support today will also help young adults succeed with our Young Adult Services programs. 

A special Thank You to our Sponsors!

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