A pril 2017
Memphis singer  
Danny Crosby and friends 
donate video and
song to 
Memphis Says NO MORE

"Less Than," a new song and music video created by local musicians urges all to say NO MORE to domestic violence and sexual assault.

The video features singer/songwriter Danny Crosby and friends - all men - urging listeners to end the violence and say NO MORE to harming women.

The song, co-written by Crosby and Justin Jaggers, expresses the concern a man feels as he becomes aware of the abuse endured by a woman and his hope and encouragement for her to break free and recover.

Local musicians and actresses donated their time and talent to support the Memphis Says NO MORE campaign. Find "Less Than" on YouTube here.  

Equal Means Equal 
screens in Memphis

Memphis Women in Film and Memphis Area Women's Council are presenting three free community screenings of the feature documentary
Equal Means Equal this May. The screenings are at Malco Ridgeway (May 2, 7 p.m.), Crosstown Arts (May 8, 7 p.m.), and the National Civil Rights Museum (May 16, 6 p.m.). The film runs 93 minutes.

The May 16 screening will be followed by refreshments and a panel discussion.
Click here to watch the trailer .
Equal Means Equal offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and
 sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system.
Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women,  ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.

If you are interested in attending these shows, please let us know! Facebook event pages for each screening are set up via the Memphis Women in Film page. Please visit page for details and follow for event notifications.

Memphis Women in Film are female film directors who advocate for greater representation of women and girls in filmmaking roles in the Memphis area.

Additional support for these screenings is generously provided by: Church of the Holy Communion; Tina & Bob Fockler; Margaret & Hugh Fraser; Martha & Joe Saab. You can help. All contributions are tax-exempt to the extent allowed by law. Click 
to donate.

Inaugurate the Resistance
exhibition captures
Memphians' experiences in Women's Marches

Photographs, audio recordings, footage and mixed media from the Jan. 21 Memphis and Washington, D.C., Women's Marches combine in Inaugurate the Resistance to create an immersive and participatory experience.

The show will take place at Crosstown Arts in Midtown May 3-8.

Collaborating artists include photographer Yolanda James, Joann Self Selvidge (True Story Pictures), and Sara Kaye Larson (Maps & Weather Productions), with support from co-curators Leah Keys (Spillit), and Jamie Harmon (Amurica).

Memphians are invited to contribute their photographs for the storytelling wall, and on both opening and closing nights, organizers will record interviews with Women's March participants to share on Storycorps.me. These interviews will be donated to the Crossroads to Freedom Digital Archive at Rhodes College and to the Library of Congress.  Submit photos   here.

Please share a link to   www.InaugurateTheResistance.com  with your friends and colleagues who would like to participate.

Here's a link to our Facebook event . Please invite your friends & help promote the event!

201 7 Women of Achievement Honored on March 26

Outstanding women leaders presented the 2017 Women of Achievement essays and awards on March 26 at the 33 rd local celebration of National Women's History Month.

Pictured here are (back row) presenters Memphis Fire Director Gina Sweat, Jenny Odle Madden, Stephanie Reyes, Rev. Dr. Roz Nichols, Dr. Karen B. Golightly, Saadia Kahn Omer and celebration co-hosts Adriane Johnson-Williams and Emily Neff. Honorees (front row) are Ines Negrette - Determination; Karen Moore and Ruby O'Gray - Vision; Rev. Lisa Anderson - 
Courage; Joyce Springfield-Collins - Steadfastness; Rebecca Terrell - Heroism; and Kamekio Lewis - Initiative. Not pictured is presenter Beverly Marerro.

See a full story and photos here.

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In T his Issue

Danny Crosby and friends support  Memphis Says NO MORE

Equal Means Equal  screenings in May

Memphis Women Inaugurate the Resistance

Women of Achievement 2017 Awards

Employer Training on DV
May 11 

Memphis Says NO MORE night with the Grizzlies 

About MAWC
Workplace DV training May 11

Violence at Home. Victims at Work." workshop for employers, supervisors and managers will be offered 8:30 to 11:30 on May 11 at Hamilton Eye Institute auditorium, 930 Madison. 

This training equips employers to "recognize, respond and refer" when employees or colleagues struggle with intimate partner violence. Guidance is offered on how to spot changes in behavior or habits, how to respond with compassion and without judgment and refer to appropriate local services and resources.

The workshop is facilitated by Dr. Carol Danehower, associate professor of management at the University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business and Economics, and Deborah Clubb, executive director of the Memphis Area Women's Council and coordinator of the Memphis Says NO MORE campaign.

More than 300 owners and managers have participated in the workshops which cover will cover risks and liabilities, security, workplace policies, employers' responses and local resources including authorization of agency and Orders of Protection.

Domestic violence - intimate partner violence - and sexual assault happen in every zip code. A majority of women murdered by their intimate partners are employees, so it follows that their workplaces could have become aware of their distress and connected them to community support and services.

The workshop will begin with registration and light breakfast at 8:30 a.m.; session is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The fee is $25. Walk-ins are welcome but pre-registration is appreciated. Pay using PayPal at www.memphiswomen.org .

For further information contact dclubb@memphiswomen.org or 901-378-3866.


MSNO at Grizzlies Game

Sunday April 9 was Memphis Says NO MORE night at the Memphis Grizzlies.

Fans eagerly picked up 2,400 free posters featuring Grizzlies greats Tony Allen, Mike Conley, Marc Gasol and Tony Randolph - plus wristbands and info cards about the website and local resources.

Mayor Jim Strickland was interviewed courtside before the 5 p.m. game against the Detroit Pistons. He told interviewer Pete Pranica about the campaign goals of changing community attitudes and providing helpful resources for victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
A team of volunteers cheered courtside as the arena announcer introduced Memphis Says NO MORE and the partnership with the Grizzlies to thousands of fans. 
Memphis Says NO MORE is a community campaign to end domestic violence and sexual assault. Bus and airport signs, posters and website messages seek to change attitudes and behaviors, increase intervention and guide survivors to support resources.
The campaign is an initiative of the Memphis Sexual Assault Kit Task Force, coordinated by the Memphis Area Women's Council. For more information go to www.memphissaysnomore.com or for posters and info cards, contact   dclubb@memphiswomen.org.  

About Memphis Area Women's Council
The Memphis Area Women's Council is a non-profit dedicated to advocacy to assure equity and opportunity for local women and girls. Our goal is strategic changes in policy, procedure, law and regulations that remove barriers, eliminate sexism and assure equal access.  

For more information or to donate go to  memphiswomen.org
or contact Deborah Clubb at 
901-378-3866 or