YWCA Organizes I Rise Unity Event

Daily Dose  |  01/05/2017 9:00 am

The divisions in our country have created fear and hopelessness in many. The YWCA of Northwest Ohio encourages all citizens to join together and promote a clear message that Toledo- Lucas County stands for racial, economic, environmental and gender justice. The goal for this event is to span the Martin Luther King Bridge in a visible demonstration of unity. Currently, there are over 30 community groups and organizations participating in the Unity March and Celebration to show that – united- we stand with our country's most vulnerable.

The march will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 beginning at the International Park Gazebo at 4:30, moving to span the Martin Luther King Bridge and ending at Trinity Episcopal Church (316 Adams Street). The march will conclude at the church for a Unity Celebration with light snacks and entertainment. Participants who cannot march are invited to celebrate with us at Trinity Episcopal beginning at 5:30pm. The event will be peaceful and positive; no negative protesting.

For more information, visit the Facebook Page: facebook.com/toledoirise or call Penny Tullis  419-241-3235 ext. 120.

The YWCA of Northwest Ohio, working to meet the diverse needs of women and the elimination of racism, serves more than 15,000 individuals each year through various programs. Programs include:  Domestic Violence Shelter, H.O.P.E. (Rape Crisis) Center, Child Care Resource and Referral, Youth Development, Permanent Housing, and EncorePlus.