Social media movement inspires YWCA event

After the social media movement #MeToo emerged, many have called 2017 a victorious year for women and minorities.

Posted: Dec. 28, 2017 10:56 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — After the social media movement #MeToo emerged, many have called 2017 a victorious year for women and minorities.

It has been a year of speaking up and speaking out, and people at the YWCA want that to continue. YWCA's domestic violence shelter director, Becky Wellner said the #MeToo movement inspired them to travel back in time.

So they came up with Speak Up, Speak Out, The YWCA Speakeasy. An event centered around the roaring twenties. A period in history where women defied society's standards.

Welner says given the movements we've seen over the last few months, the event is timely. 

"We've made wonderful strides in our country to give freedoms to women and minorities, but it can't just stop at the bare minimum," said Wellner. 

The event will be on Jan. 20 at Carnahan Hall. Tickets are on sale now, to purchase click on this link.

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