Hello Compass Center Friends,

We hope this newsletter finds you well.

Thank you for your continued support! We are proud to say that Women's History Month this March was a success. We had an excellent turnout from supporters, community members and fellow nonprofits at the Women's Empowerment Fair, including the UNC Women's Center and PORCH.  We would also like to give a special thanks to Mary Parry, the talented author who kicked off our WHM celebration at Feminist Story Time with Flyleaf Books. Her novel, Sady McGrady Runs for President, is a fascinating narrative that could evoke empowerment in girls and women of all ages.

In this newsletter, you'll hear about some of March's highlights, including the White Album Benefit Night and our recent community outreach services.

We also wanted to let you know this week is the last chance to buy 
tickets to the Empowering Journeys Luncheon. Ticket sales end this Friday, April 13. You will see more information about this event in this newsletter as well. We hope you can join us!

Warm regards,
Cordelia

Cordelia Heaney
Executive Director
Compass Center for Women and Families
 

Women's History Month Photos
Our Women's History Month events were memorable, to say the least! Below are some recap photos from our Women's History Month celebrations.
Feminist Story Time
Pictured: Mary Parry reading her children's book at Feminist Story Time

Women's Empowerment Fair
Pictured: Alexis Pauline Gumbs at the Women's Empowerment Fair. Source - Instagram, @uncwomensctr
Pictured: Compass Center volunteer hosting our table at the Women's Empowerment Fair

Beatles  White Album Benefit Night
Thanks to all of the board members, staff, volunteers, and community members who turned out for our fundraising events over the past few weeks. 

Thank you to Gabriel David, the Three Corners Collective, the Local 506, and all the musicians who performed at the Beatles White Album Benefit Night! The performances were top-notch, the event was sold out, and $1,166 was raised to support our work.
Pictured: Gabriel David performing at the White Album Benefit Night. Source - Instagram, @gabrieldavidmusic
Pictured: Anne-Claire performing at White Album Concert. Source - Instagram, @an_claire_

Community Outreach

As part of our effort to raise community awareness about domestic violence to a broader audience, Compass Center has been conducting 
Cut It Out trainings  at local salons. On, Monday, March 12,  Rishi Salon  in Southern Village participated in the training. The staff there was so engaged and had excellent questions about how to help clients access local resources.

Pictured: Rishi Salon stylists posing with their certificates after Cut It Out training.


Erin Hamilton, our Director of Education Programs, also conducted a training for Alternative Spring Break students who were going to Eastern NC to volunteer at domestic violence and sexual assault programs.

Community Outreach volunteers shared information about our programs at the UNC Total WELLbeing Expo.

Empowering Journeys Luncheon
Tickets are on sale now for our Empowering Journey Luncheon taking place on Wednesday, April 18, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel. Come network with some 300 attendees and help us raise funds to support people on their journeys to safety, self-sufficiency, and health. WUNC personality and "Criminal" podcast co-founder Phoebe Judge will share inspiring stories of former clients.

Survivors Speak: Oral History Project
The Compass Center is launching a new project to give survivors a platform to share their story! If you felt silenced during your legal proceedings, if you feel that something you learned could help another survivor, or if you feel you have a silence to break, the Survivors Speak Oral History Project might be for you. Compass Center advocates will be conducting 1-2 hour interviews with interested survivors  who received services at Compass Center  in the hopes of creating an enduring archive of survivor testimony for educational purposes. Survivors will have complete control over how and with whom their interview is shared; possible audiences include Compass Center staff and advocates, the Orange County Domestic Violence Task Force, and the wider community via publication on the Compass Center website or newsletter. If you're interested in participating, please contact the Court Advocacy and Community Response intern via email ( courtintern@compassctr.org ) or phone (919-968-4610) for more information.
Upcoming Programs

Board of Directors: 
Jane Sommers-Kelley, Chair;  Gillian Hare ,  Vice Chair;  Briggs Wesche , Treasurer;  Halley Kueffer,  Secretary; Amy Blanchard; Ilouise Bradford; Pegi Brady; Betsi Harris; Modesta Hurd; John Miskey; Patrick Phelan; Liz Skiba; Jeff Spinner-Halev;

Henderson Street House Foundation:
Mimi Fountain; Joan Gillings; Margie Haber; Jay Miller; Sara Morgan 
 210 Henderson St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 | 919.968.4610 | www.compassctr.org
For help with domestic violence issues, please call our 24-hour hotline: 919.929.7122