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/
In celebration of the Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court 43 years ago and to continue its legacy by fighting to protect the rights of women to choose in this state, Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) will host its first “Suburban Pep Rally” at Corky’s in Germantown from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., to fire up our supporters of women’s reproductive rights around Shelby County.
From 7:00-9:00 pm they will also be holding the second annual “Midtown Meet and Tweet” at Mulan Asian Bistro in Cooper Young.
Learn more about what to expect in the upcoming Tennessee legislative session and how you can become a part of the movement through volunteering, phone banking, donating, and advocating.
Free food and beverages will be served at the Suburban Pep Rally. Free appetizers and some drinks will be provided at the Meet and Tweet. All supporters are welcome. RSVP required for both events.