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Voices of Women: Oscar Special 2018

Voices of Women: Oscar Special 2018

Dartmouth Community Television’s Voices of Women show hosted by Gail Fortes, along with guest hosts, YWCA Board President, Dr. Juli Parker, YWCA Board Member, Jane Gonsalves, and Former YWCA Board Member Ashley Bendiksen discussed whether or not the current films, and Academy nominees pass the “Bechdel test.” View the film by clicking the link below… Continue Reading

Woman of Distinction Awards: May 30, 2018

Woman of Distinction Awards: May 30, 2018

        Please click HERE to purchase tickets     YWCA Southeastern MA Women of Distinction Hall of Fame 2010, Women of Distinction Honorees Christina Bascom, Cecelia Felix, Pauline Garcelon, Bernadette Souza, Marlene Tavares Spirit of Leadership Award Marie-Francis Rivera Yvonne M. Drayton Award Jean Kellaway 2011 Women of Distinction Award Honorees Shelly… Continue Reading

Looking back at the Red Dress 2018

Looking back at the Red Dress 2018

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts held it’s 15th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show at the Century House in Acushnet. The night began with appetizers, networking, music from the Global Learning Jazz Quartet, Music of Our Lives DJ,Jordan Paiva, photos by Andrew Gallagher, and photo booth by Global Learning Charter Public School.  YWCA… Continue Reading

SouthCoast Today: Three organizations named Innovation Fund winners

SouthCoast Today: Three organizations named Innovation Fund winners

By Aimee Chiavaroli achiavaroli@s-t.com Posted Jan 23, 2018 at 8:55 PM Updated Jan 23, 2018 at 9:16 PM    NEW BEDFORD — In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Harbor View Gallery Tuesday evening, community members and those in the nonprofit sector awaited the announcement of United Way’s Innovation Fund winners. Of five finalists, three organizations received large checks for grants to be used over a… Continue Reading

15th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show

15th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show

The YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts is holding its 15th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show to raise awareness of heart disease in women.   All proceeds from the event benefit the YWCA HEARTplus Program.   This event will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at the Century House in Acushnet, MA. The YWCA HEARTplus Program focuses on outreach, education, raising… Continue Reading

Voices of Women: Sexual Harassment in the Work Place

Voices of Women: Sexual Harassment in the Work Place

Executive Director of the YWCA and Host of Dartmouth Community Television’s show, “Voices of Women,” guest stars Addy Pratt, Educational Outreach Coordinator for the New Bedford Women’s Center, Bi-Lingual Counselor for domestic violence and sexual assault, Michelle Keith, Commissioner for the Bristol County Commission on the Status of Women, local Attorney and Dr. Juli Parker,… Continue Reading

2017 YWCA Annual Meeting!

2017 YWCA Annual Meeting!

On November 30, 2017, YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts held the 2017 Annual Meeting at the Waypoint Event Center in New Bedford MA. Outgoing YWCA Board President Lena Pires gave her emotional testimony about her journey with the YWCA Board for the past few years. We welcomed incoming Board President Dr. Juli Parker. It was a bittersweet… Continue Reading

Dartmouth Community Television’s “Voices of Women: Women and Politics

Dartmouth Community Television’s “Voices of Women: Women and Politics

Dartmouth Community Television’s “Voice of Women,” hosted by Gail Fortes, covered the topic of the importance of women and politics. The show guest Starred Rayana Grace, Youth Development Director of the New Bedford YMCA, Shannon Jenkins, Chair of the Political Science Department at UMASS Dartmouth, Jennifer Downing, Director of Leadership Southcoast, and Val Bassett, Director… Continue Reading