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                         Local Authors Share Intimate Memoirs About Racism and Segregation



Join CSUMB faculty members Caroline T. Haskell and Ann Todd Jealous on Thursday, April 2nd from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Performing Arts Center, Hartnell College, 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, for a compelling discussion about how racism affects not Blacks, but Whites.  

Together with contributing authors featured in their jointly edited book, Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief About Racism, Haskell and Jealous invite community conversation that encourages self examination and compassion, inviting readers to look at how White Americans have been hurt by the very ideology that their ancestors created.  The event is the second presentation in the YWCA Monterey County's four-part Racial Justice Speaker Series called "Courageous Conversations".  

Signed copies of Combined Destinies will be offered at a discounted rate during the event. Parking and admission is free and open to the public. A reception sponsored by the CSUMB Office of Inclusive Excellence will follow the presentation.  

For more information about the Combined Destinies presentation on April 2nd, click here.  For information about upcoming speakers in the "Courageous Conversations" Racial Justice Speaker Series, click here.   

 We Vow to Keep Families & Beloved Pets Together

Pets aren't immune to domestic violence.  Abusers often threaten, injure or kill their partners' or children's pets as a means of control or revenge.  When a woman decides to flee a violent relationship, she'll be able to take her pet to our shelter.  This is our dream - we need your help to make it a reality.  Learn more here. To watch our PSA, click here

 Make a Difference - Join Our Counseling Team  


The YWCA is recruiting bilingual (Spanish) marriage and family therapy interns and associate social workers to provide counseling to individuals who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence or abuse.  Our counseling positions are unique opportunities for pre-licensed  therapists to gain excellent clinical experience while receiving paid supervision toward licensure. Learn more here.

40-Hr DV Training Course Offered at Hartnell College

The State of California requires individuals working or volunteering with victims of domestic violence to complete 40-hours of domestic violence training. The class will meet from May 6th-June 3rd, every Wednesdays (6:00-9:00 PM) and Saturdays (9:00 AM-3:00 PM) at Hartnell College. The course is $165 and includes all materials and parking. Learn more here; to register, click here.  



Meet Our New Program Director, Kevin McAllister

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Kevin McAllister as the YWCA's incoming Program Director. "It is an honor and privilege to join the YWCA Monterey County as the agency's new Program Director. I am looking forward to meeting all of our community partners, and I am truly happy to call Monterey County my new home!" To learn more about Kevin's leadership profile and experience in serving vulnerable populations, click here.

YWCA-MC to Sell, Relocate its Lawson Shelter

The YWCA Monterey County announced today that it is selling its Lawson shelter and relocating to an undisclosed location within the County in order to better serve women and children survivors of domestic violence. The YWCA’s current emergency shelter has served the community for over 30 years. To learn more about how the YWCA-MC's exciting future and vision for keeping vulnerable families safe and free of violence, click here.

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