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/
This month we are hosting our second online WomenTalk, an open house gathering that was a recurring special event in our Sam Cooper office with wine and snacks and up to 50 women eager to share, vent, laugh and carry on.
Let’s talk about the great collaborative that fostered Women Vote Early, the power of our vote, the legacy of the fight for Women’s Suffrage and the ongoing fight for voting rights. And how about introducing ourselves by naming our favorite inspiration or role model or (s)hero?
All voices are welcome, so please stop by and let yours be heard. You never know what might come up at WomenTalk! Hope to see you there!