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/
Film director, actor, author, and activist Amber Tamblyn will speak in Memphis Sept. 12 at the Standing Strong: Memphis dinner, the annual fundraising event for Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi.
Amber’s newest book, Era of Ignition, a passionate and deeply personal exploration of feminism during divisive times, was released this year. Amber is a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood and passionate in her fight for women’s health and rights as an unrelenting voice in the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements.
The Friends of the Library host their first Senior Health Fair Friday, July 26, from 11 am to 3 pm at Benjamin Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar. More than 50 hospitals, healthcare businesses and agencies will have exhibits, health screenings and seminars. It is free to participating seniors and vendors.