Celebration of Women Month 2018

Wednesday, March 14
Human Trafficking Awareness
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: YWCA NWLA
Speaker: Laurie McGehee, Caddo Parish Juvenile Services
Description: Learn about the extent of
sex-trafficking in our community and how to recognize signs and red flags.
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Cost: Free


Thursday, March 15
Today, Tomorrow and Beyond: Legal Issues Facing Women
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Shreveport Bar Center
625 Texas St., Shreveport
Speakers: Attorneys Michelle Perkins, Jeanne Liles, Heidi Kemple-Martin and Emily Merkle
Description: A workshop addressing domestic legal issuesranging from divorce, community property, domestic violence, and access to legal assistance in such matters.
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Cost: Free, lunch provided


Saturday, March 17
Outside History: Celebrating the True Heroines of Our Lives
A Writing Workshop
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: YWCA NWLA
Speaker: Ashley Mace Havird
A workshop to guide participants in effective writing techniques applicable to poetry and prose with the aim of paying tribute to the unsung heroines of our lives: mothers, grandmothers, aunts, wives and daughters - the women who have shaped us.
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Cost: Free


Saturday, March 17
Beyond the Talk: Sexual Health
for Teen Girls
Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Location: YWCA NWLA
Speakers: Iberia Watley, Caddo Parish Health Unit, Judge Ree Casey-Jones, and Brittany Pearson, YWCA FREE Coalition.
Description: Topics to be discussed are Consent, Risks and Protection, Teen sexuality and the law, and Human Trafficking.
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Cost: Free


Tuesday, March 20
PASS - Preservation, Assets, Security & Sanity
Time: 12 Noon - 1 pm
Location: YWCA NWLA
Speaker: Penny Durham, Durham & Durham
Description: Timeless tips and advice for women in assessing their financial situation and being prepared for the future.
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Cost: Free


Friday, March 23
Personal Branding for the Modern Woman
Time: 12 Noon - 1:30 pm
Location: YWCA NWLA
Speaker: Belinda Roberson, PhD, YWCA NWLA
Description: In this workshop, you will learn to share your vision and passions with others. You will also learn how to use this knowledge through Social Media to define and influence how others see you.
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Cost: $29/person; Scholarships available for low-income participants.


Wednesday, March 28
"Wine" Down with the YW
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Wine Country and Bistro
Description: Come after work to wind down and network with friends and colleagues.
Register at: No registration required.
Cost: Free


Thursday - Saturday, March 29 - 31
American Menu - A Mahogany Ensemble Theatre Production
Time: Thursday - Friday, 7:30 pm Evening
Saturday, 2 pm Matinee
Location: East Bank Theatre
Description: The play "American Menu" concerns five black restaurant workers in the kitchen of a "whites only" Texas diner. It's May 1968, between the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the air is fraught with momentous events--national, local and personal. The play reminds us that just like soul food, African Americans are part of the American menu too.
Cost: $15



Women Who Care, Share Luncheon - Fourth Annual Fundraiser  

Dialogue on Race Series - (Click for details)

Human Trafficking Conference

Take Care, Don't Overshare Workshop 





Teen Empowerment - YWCA LEAD Leadership Program

Teen Empowerment - YWCA LEAD Teen Advisory Council

Racial Justice Program

Support Services and Trauma Counseling 

Human Trafficking Awareness - F.R.E.E. Coalition

Parenting Education and Support

Senior Women Services