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July 2019

Plant Identification Field Day

July 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801
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Plant Identification and Foraging Field Day, a combined effort of the Natural History Center and the YWCA's GRIT program, is a one-day workshop during which participants will learn the basics of plant identification and get hands-on experience identifying edible and medicinal plants in the wild and throughout town. We hope that participants will walk away with basic knowledge of how plant ID works, the ability to identify common plants and “weeds”, and the enthusiasm to continue their education! This course…

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Racial Justice Monthly Book Club

July 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
EmpowerMT, 2300 Regent St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
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The YWCA Racial Justice Monthly Book Club will meet on July 23rd, from 6-7:30 pm at the EmpowerMT office. We will be reading "One Person, No Vote" by Carol Anderson. From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, the startling--and timely--history of voter suppression in America. Mark your calendar to join the monthly book club now!

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September 2019

YWConnect, an informational tour

September 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
YWCA Office, 1130 W Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802 United States
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YWCA Missoula invites the community to learn about the people whose lives are changed because of our services during an hour-long “YWConnects” informational tour. We spotlight real stories – stories we are privileged to hear every day, from our work to empower women and eliminate racism in Missoula. We also want to hear from you about how we can better serve the needs of the community.

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GRIT Carpentry Workshop and Service Project

September 26, 2019 - October 12, 2019

The YWCA's GRIT Program is teaming up with the Flagship Program, Missoula Food Bank & Community Center, and Homeword to offer a FREE 20-hour carpentry workshop! This program is open to girls and gender diverse youth* aged 14-18. (In need of community service hours? This is a great opportunity!) The workshop takes place over 4 days at the Missoula Food Bank (1720 Wyoming St.): - Thurs, Sept. 26 from 2:30p-5:30p - Sat., Sept. 28 from 10:00a-5:00p - Thurs., Oct. 10…

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October 2019

YWConnect, an informational tour

October 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
YWCA Office, 1130 W Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802 United States
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YWCA Missoula invites the community to learn about the people whose lives are changed because of our services during an hour-long “YWConnects” informational tour. We spotlight real stories – stories we are privileged to hear every day, from our work to empower women and eliminate racism in Missoula. We also want to hear from you about how we can better serve the needs of the community.

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November 2019

GRIT Butchering Workshop

November 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Missoula Food Bank and Community Center, 1720 Wyoming St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
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The YWCA's GRIT Program, in collaboration with the Missoula Urban Demonstration Project (aka MUD), is offering a 3-hour, hands-on butchering workshop, which is open to girls, women, and gender diverse individuals aged 14+*! The workshop is instructed by the Lead Tool Librarian at Missoula Urban Demonstration Project and gives participants the chance to get hands-on experience quartering and butchering a deer killed during this hunting season. There are 12 spots available. Preference will be given to youth participants (14-18 years…

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January 2020

Women’s Law Caucus Silent Auction

January 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Public House, 130 East Broadway 59802 United States + Google Map

The University of Montana Women’s Law Caucus will host its annual silent auction to support YWCA Missoula’s Pathways program. This event is free, open to the public. There will be free beer & wine as well as hors d’oeuvres. Auction items include weekend getaways, homemade items, gift certificates, gift baskets and more!

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GUTS! Volunteer Training

January 29 @ 4:30 pm - January 30 @ 7:00 pm
YWCA Office, 1130 W Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802 United States
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GUTS! (Girls Using Their Strengths) is currently accepting new volunteers for Spring 2020  Our volunteers facilitate a weekly afterschool or lunch group with young girls, non-binary, and gender diverse youth.  They lead activities focused on healthy relationships, body image, identifying personal strengths, and developing a community service project. Being a mentor through GUTS! can allow you to have a lifelong impact on the youth in our community (and have a ton of fun)! Apply online here. Spring volunteer training will…

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February 2020

GRIT High School Welding Workshop

February 4 - February 22
Missoula College West Campus, 2795 37th Ave.
Missoula, MT 59804
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  GRIT is kicking off the 2020 season with a 20-hour welding workshop! Participants will begin by learning about welding equipment, safety practices, and basic skills. Throughout the four sessions, participants will continue to develop their welding skills through personal and group projects under the instruction of local, professional welders! 12 spots available for girls, non-binary and gender-diverse youth ages 14-18.*Sessions:Tuesday, Feb. 4th (4-7 pm)Saturday, Feb. 8th (9-4 pm)Tuesday, Feb. 18th (4-7 pm)Saturday, Feb. 22nd (9-4 pm)*GRIT creates free programming…

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Sexual Assault Support Group

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
YWCA Office, 1130 W Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802 United States
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This spring, in addition to our weekly open support groups for survivors of domestic violence, Pathways will offer a 10-week, closed support group for people of all genders who are survivors of sexual assault. The group will run on Wednesday evenings, 6:30- 8 PM.  A support group can provide survivors with a safe environment to share strengths and struggles, and to work toward healing and growth. The group is scheduled to begin February 26th and will run for 10 weeks.…

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