Planning for 2018

The YWCA is on a mission to continue our advocacy efforts throughout the year with our new campaign, “Shining a Light.” If you are interested in joining the DVAM committee please email Ally Johnson at Meetings will begin in February 2018.


Check out our 2017 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events: 

Social Media Kick-Off: Raise awareness on social media by using #ThatsJustWrongKnox when sharing anything DVAM-related and by changing your Facebook and Twitter cover photos to match those of the YWCA Knoxville for the month of October.

DVAM Ribbon Event: Help the YWCA cover downtown in purple ribbons beginning October 1 at 5:00pm. Raise awareness in neighborhoods or businesses during the month of October with a purple bow from the YWCA, and wear a purple lapel ribbon. Contact the YWCA at 523-6126 if you are ip1000095nterested in getting a bow.

First Friday and Candlelit Survivors Walk: Stop by our downtown location on October 6, 5:30-8:00pm for a special evening at the YWCA Knoxville for music, entertainment, light refreshments, an activity for children and art from domestic violence survivors and other community members. 420 West Clinch Ave

“What Now?” Training Event: We know domestic violence is just wrong, but what now? Join us in a conversation on how to safely intervene and talk about domestic violence on October 19 from 6:00-8:00 PM at South College. 400 Goody’s Lane.


Tune In: Join our local media partners in spreading awareness; Star 102.1, Hot 104.5, Q 100.3, and 93.1 WNOX.

Special Thanks to Our Partners: Scripps Networks Broadcasting and Scripps Networks Interactive

For questions or how to get involved, contact Ally Johnson at the YWCA at or call 865-523-6126.


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