Nikki Giovanni to Headline Annual YWCA Luncheon in Snohomish County

Annual YWCA Inspire luncheon celebrates 125 years of serving Washington women and girls
March 27, 2019

Everett, Wash. — World-renowned poet, writer, and activist Nikki Giovanni will be honored as the keynote speaker of YWCA’s annual Inspire luncheon to be held next month. Dubbed the “Princess of Black Poetry” and an Oprah Winfrey “Living Legend”, Giovanni has long been one of Black America’s leading voices committed to civil rights and racial equity. The luncheon will aim to spark fresh conversations around race and gender equity in Snohomish County and shine a spotlight on the vital services YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish provides around our region’s most pressing issues, including affordable housing, job training, gender-based violence, and health access. The event is part of YWCA’s “All In for Washington Women” 125th anniversary year celebration, aimed at highlighting strong women and girls across our region and promoting a vision for Washington that works for all women. All proceeds from the luncheon will directly benefit YWCA programs. 

Nikki Giovanni addressing YWCA supporters at annual luncheon celebration

12 p.m. to 1 p.m., April 18, 2019
(Doors open at 11:30 a.m.)

Edward D. Hansen Conference Center
2000 Hewitt Avenue, Everett WA 98201

Nikki Giovanni speaking to hundreds of local women
YWCA program participants sharing stories of survival, solidarity, and community

Register for this event on the YWCA website, or call 206.490.4378. Tickets are $150.

Event sponsors include Boeing, Akila and S. Somasegar Family Foundation, Microsoft, Nintendo, PACCAR, Alaska Airlines, HomeStreet Bank, Brawner, and Seattle Business Magazine. 

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:

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