February 2017
WomenTalk Returns Thursday

All women are invited to the Council office for this month's WomenTalk - Thursday Feb. 23, 5:30-7 p.m.

This is an open house gathering hosted by the Council's board of directors. Join us for conversation, shared concerns, humor and passion, a snack and beverage but most of all time with other great women.

See you at WomenTalk at 2574 Sam Cooper Blvd.
Methodist's Mental Health Breakfast Suggests
Mindfulness Matters

For a third year, Methodist Healthcare's
 Dennis H. Jones Living Well Network is organizing a major community gathering focused on mental health. This year's keynote speaker is Dan Harris, ABC news anchor and author, on his journey to greater health and happiness through mindfulness and why it is being embraced by individuals and corporations throughout the country.

The breakfast event starts 
at 8 a.m. Thursday Feb. 23 at the Hilton Hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. purchase tickets for $50 at www.methodisthealth.org/livingwellbreakfast.

Following Harris's talk, the conversation continues at 9:30 a.m. with three concurrent breakout sessions:
  • Mental Health in the Workplace led by Gary Shorb, former CEO, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
  • Mental Health in the Faith Community led by Dr. Shane Stanford, senior pastor, Christ United Methodist Church
  • Starting Your Journey to Mindfulness led by Dr. Mark Muesse, associate professor of Religious Studies, Rhodes College and Michael Burnham, mindfulness based stress reduction coach
Methodist Health Care Faith and Health Division is a founder of the  Memphis Employers Alliance against Domestic Violence, a Women's Council initiative  which seeks to help employers deal with domestic violence among employees and colleagues and to create a safer and more profitable work environment.

MSNM Week Coming Soon

The National NO MORE Week is March 5 to 11 and Memphis Says NO MORE will join in with special activities and new outreach efforts.
In addition to fostering grassroots events to raise
awareness about domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse, NO MORE also offers from March 2 to April 11 a competition for local non-profits to raise funds thru the NO MORE Challenge supported by Verizon Wireless. Please watch for ways to participate in our next newsletter, on Facebook and Twitter.
Meanwhile spot our compelling signs featuring the Memphis Grizzlies on MATA buses and in the Memphis airport.

Our interns and volunteers are energetically carrying the message across the county with a special effort to get the messages of NO MORE domestic violence and rape to our youth. Grizzlies posters and resource cards are at weekly rallies organized by the Memphis Office on Youth, and a rally on dating violence/domestic violence for teens and parents hosted by Shelby County Schools at Craigmont High School.

MSNM materials are displayed at a local youth rally.

Plan now to attend the Memphis Says NO MORE game night on April 9 with special events and giveaways as the Grizzlies play the Detroit Pistons in the FedEx Forum.

Issue: 26
In T his Issue

WomenTalk Feb. 23

Methodist Mental Health Breakfast  Feb .23

National NO MORE Week

Women of Achievement Awards on March 26

The 33rd annual Women of Achievement awards will be given to honor 8 remarkable local women on March 26 at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis.

The tea party reception begins at 2 p.m., awards presentation begins at 3 p.m.

The event celebrates National Women's History Month and preserves stories of women who have changed Shelby County communities and themselves made history. For more information see  www.womenofachievement.org .