Local women’s advocacy group Women Amplified celebrates its first birthday on International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8, with a party to benefit Womenspace. In January, the nonprofit for domestic violence survivors announced that it would have to end its emergency walk-in counseling services due to nearly $4 million in funding cuts.
“We wanted to give back to them because they’ve been such a critical part of our community and very needed,” Terra Williams of Women Amplified says.
Performers at the event range from Gypsy Circle Belly Dancing Troupe to Russian dancing duo Matryoshkas to bands such as Garden Goat and Sub Pilots. Women Amplified will raffle off a photography package from Digital Latte, manual labor and copies of Pet Goats and Pap Smears by local doctor Pamela Wible.
Williams describes Women Amplified as “a network of women who wanted to affect positive change in the community through outreach and education.” To learn more, check out their Facebook page at wkly.ws/1fo.
Women Amplified’s benefit for Womenspace begins 8 pm Friday, March 8, at WOW Hall; $10-$50 sug. don.