The musicians of Grammy-award winning band Bon Iver chose the Women’s Council as local partner in their 2 A BILLION campaign during their sold-out performance in the Orpheum on April 1, 2019.
2 A Billion is a domestic violence prevention and gender equity initiative that has reached over 10 million individuals and raised over $300,000 for nonprofits across the U.S. and Europe.
In Memphis, the band auctioned two signed merchandise packages online, shared proceeds from sales of their 2AB-specific tees and from the stage urged fans to support the Council’s work to end gender violence and empower women’s voices. In the lobby before and during the concert, Women’s Council volunteers shared Memphis Says NO MORE materials and information on local efforts to end domestic violence and rape and to help survivors.
Together we will raise our voices to end gender inequality, domestic violence, and sexual abuse toward women. Learn more about 2 A Billion here: https://2abillion.org/
Student-Alumni Center, Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN, United States
The Memphis Crisis Center and the Family Safety Center in partnership with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will be holding their first annual domestic violence conference, Bridging Troubled Waters, with guest speaker former TV anchor Dee Griffin, in the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center. Entry is free.
A conference to equip employers, business owners and supervisors with the knowledge, understanding and resources to recognize, respond and refer when battered employees or colleagues need help – when domestic violence comes to your workplace. This is a safety and security issue, a risk issue, a cost and productivity issue. Come learn how to develop workplace policies and smart, compassionate responses for the day when the problem comes to your workplace.
Includes breakfast and lunch.
Baptist Memphis Education and Conference Center, Dr. H. Edward Garrett, Sr . Auditorium – 6027 Walnut Grove Rd., Memphis, TN 38120 – View Map