YWCA brings Naomi Tutu and Alfre Woodard to Everett and Seattle

Nonprofit celebrates event anniversaries
March 12, 2018

SEATTLE, WA – YWCA celebrates 20 years of Luncheons in Snohomish County and 30 years of Luncheons in King County by featuring keynote speakers Naomi Tutu (international human rights advocate) and Alfre Woodard (award-winning actor and activist), as well as stories of survival, solidarity, and community from women served by YWCA. The events will be held in Everett’s Edward D. Hansen Conference Center on April 18 and Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center on May 15.

Both speakers embody YWCA’s commitment to changing the lives of women and families, especially women of color. Naomi Tutu¸ daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, is a human rights advocate who specializes in bringing groups together to celebrate differences and acknowledge shared humanity. Alfre Woodard is an advocate for arts in education and an award-winning actor who can currently be seen in Netflix’s Marvel television series, Luke Cage.

Event proceeds will benefit YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish, which has spent 124 years advancing the quality of life for women of all ages, races, and faiths. Each spring, YWCA’s King and Snohomish Counties Luncheons bring together more than 2,500 guests in support of women and families. Last year, this generous group raised over $1.2 million to fund YWCA programs that provide resources for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, affordable housing, and job training. 

Register for these events on the YWCA website or call 206.490.4378. There is no cost to register, but guests will be asked to make a gift at the event.

Event sponsors include Alaska Airlines, Bartell Drugs, Boeing, Fran’s Chocolates, HomeStreet Bank, KOMO, Microsoft, Schultz Family Foundation, and Starbucks.

About YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish:

YWCA is the region’s oldest and largest organization focused on the needs of women, and provides services and advocacy to support stable homes and economic advancement, reduce violence and improve health, and promote racial equity and social justice. With programs that serve more than 15,000 people each year, YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. To learn more, please visit our website: ywcaworks.org.

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