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My Miami Story: The intersection of gender and violence

October 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
YWCA Miami
351 NW 5th Street

The year 2020 is around the corner and changes that will directly affect our region.

On October 15, 2019, our YWCA Miami influencers invite you to join in on our My Miami Story conversation and discuss how mass shootings are uniquely American because the acts — and perpetrators — are emboldened and built by intersections of hate that are deeply rooted in American history. We’ll discuss how gun violence and mass shootings are not singular issues, but intersectional, as gun violence directly targets, threatens and harms the livelihoods of women, LGBT Americans, people of color, indigenous people and many others.

This conversation is part of Week Without Violence. Week Without Violence is part of a global movement with YWCAs across the country and around the world to end violence against women and girls. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. That’s why, for more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence. Join us from October 14 to 18 as we hold events, share information and stories, advocate, and more with a common goal in mind: together, we can end gender-based violence.