2nd annual Brava! WNY

Join us for a night of celebration about the place of bras in our lives to benefit women and girls

Featuring an exhibition by WNY artists on the place of brassieres in their lives, the pieces will touch on the subject of bras from many viewpoints, from the poignant to the hilarious.


  • Bras are one of the most in-demand clothing items for women in need, especially larger sizes;
  • Bras can be prohibitively expensive; women are often forced to choose between basic needs (food for children) and a bra;
  • Bras, on average, last less than 12 months.

BraVa! WNY

Friday, November 1st, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

The Atrium @ Erie Community College, City Campus
121 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
(Free parking in student lot on North Division Street)

ADMISSION: $35 ($25 Student Admission) + A DONATED BRA  (New with tags – size D and larger encouraged!)
Admission includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts and two complimentary drinks.

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Your PayPal receipt is your ticket. For admission, please remember to bring a printed copy, or display the receipt on your smartphone.


Submissions open Tuesday, September 17 and close Friday, October 18.

YWCA Western New York invites artists to submit poems, monologues, essays, or songs about the place of brassieres in their lives.

Each submitted work is limited to 750 words or less. Songs should be no more than five minutes in duration and should include lyrics and MP3 file. Please, no overtly sexual pieces should be submitted.

Submissions must be in MS Word or MP3 format and emailed to: BravaWNYsubmissions@ywca-wny.org. Please include BRAVA! WNY SUBMISSION in subject line.

Please also include the following information:

  • Title of the work
  • Short bio
  • Contact information

Submissions will be reviewed and selected by a panel of volunteer professionals. Artists will be selected and notified no later than Friday, October 25, 2019.  Submission confirms artist availability to perform their work at Brava! WNY on Friday, November 1, 2019, 5pm – 8pm, at The Atrium @ ECC City Campus, 121 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY.


Brava! Western New York is made possible through a generous partnership with YWCA of the Greater Capital Region and the following Brava! WNY sponsors and partners:

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