After three years hosting our Luncheon virtually, YWCA held our 2023 Inspire Luncheon on September 14 in-person with over 1,000 guests and livestream attendees. Thank you for helping us raise over $1,209,586 in support of women and families in our region!
As the first Black woman to be promoted to the position of Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland is an inspiration for many young BIPOC women. She has continued to create opportunities for others as a trailblazer in her field, and as an activist, she is continuously advocating for wider accessibility to the arts for all people.
Widely thought of as African American Independence Day, Juneteenth is a celebration of the official end of slavery. Serving as a symbol of total freedom from slave trade across all states, today Juneteenth provides an opportunity to reflect on what progress is still needed, as well as celebrate Black joy and community.