BraVaJoin YWCA of the Greater Capital Region .and The Arts Center of the Capital Region to celebrate the place of bras in our lives! An event created by Marion Roach Smith with YWCA-GCR women in mind. The 3rd Annual Brava! Fundraiser Event will showcase local artists reading poems, songs, monologues and essays on the topic of bras in their lives. Last year’s event featured twelve talented writers from around the Capital Region whose pieces touched on the subject of bras from many viewpoints which range from the poignant to the hilarious. More than 500 bras were collected at the event and were provided to those in need at YWCA-GCR and in the community.
Brava will sell out this year! Admission to the event is $35 and a new bra with tags (preferably girls and women large sizes). Tickets are now available online.

This year’s Brava! Event will be emceed by Nia Hamm, Reporter, WNYT NewsChannel 13 and the menu will be provided by participants in the Jamison-Rounds Ready for Work Program and residents with the support of program staff.
Those who cannot attend the event but want to still support the cause can drop off new bras year-round at YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, and before the Friday, November 3, 2017 Brava! event at 21 First St. in Troy. The logo and other artwork for Brava! were designed by artist and educator Paul Miyamoto and his design class at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute