CLINTON – YWCA Clinton will commemorate October’s Domestic Violence Awareness month with its Week Without Violence campaign Oct.14-18.
The YWCA Week Without Violence is a nationwide campaign that highlights practical, sustainable alternatives to violence in homes, schools, workplaces, and communities, the YWCA said in a press release.
For more than 20 years, YWCAs across the nation have set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence, the press release said. This year’s focus is gender-based violence including intimate partner violence, sexual assault, trafficking and harassment.
The YWCA Women’s Empowerment Circle will exhibit a window display at 212 Fifth Ave. South, Clinton, and events are planned for the week.
The YWCA will offer a free meditation class with Marcia Flory from 9-10:30 a.m. Monday. Flory will teach participants how to shift their focus away from the negative and make better choices by practicing peaceful alignment, the YWCA said.
Flory will offer a second session from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 16.
Space is limited. Reservations may be made at the YWCA front desk or by calling 242-2110. The YWCA is located at 317 Seventh Ave. South in Clinton.
Diversity Book Club will discuss “Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice” at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Clinton Community College Library, 1000 Lincoln Blvd.
The informal discussion of Bill Browder’s book is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
The Franciscan Peace Center will sponsor the showing of “The Goddess Project” at Gateway Area Community Center at 4 p.m. Oct. 16.
More than 100 women from different walks of life give an intimate look into women’s experiences in the United States.
Gateway Area Community Center is located at 1850 S. Bluff Blvd. in Clinton.