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The Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence Hosted a Virtual Pearls & Pinstripes Gala, Presented by Solaren Risk Management, LLP

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Solaren PR Team | Oct. 21, 2020 | For Immediate Release | Quoted Source

Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence Hosts First-Ever Virtual Pearls and Pinstripes Gala Coalition to Raise Awareness and Needed Funding During Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (Coalition) is hosting a virtual Pearls and Pinstripes Gala, presented by Solaren Risk Management, LLP on Thursday, October 15, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM CDT. Held in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Gala is the Coalition’s most important annual mission-building event, which raises awareness and crucial funding to support its goal of ending domestic and sexual violence in Tennessee. Registration for this year’s event and online silent auction is free. Register and learn more at the following link: https://www.tncoalition.org/pearls-pinstripes

“These are very challenging times for all non-profit organizations in Tennessee, but and we can’t let the pandemic sidetrack us from our mission,” said Kathy Walsh, founder and Executive Director of the Coalition. “COVID-19 has led to an increase in domestic violence, so our work is even more vital right now. We’re working very hard to create a fun and meaningful event to bring our supporters together online, celebrate the important progress we’re making and honor those who are doing heroic work to make our communities safer,” Walsh continued.

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Posted by Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence on Friday, October 16, 2020

During this difficult year, many organizations across Tennessee have stepped up and adapted their programs in innovative ways to continue providing services to survivors throughout COVID-19 lockdown and prolonged economic downturn. The Coalition will honor the following organizations and their leaders for their contributions in reducing domestic and sexual violence in our communities:

  • The YWCA and its President and CEO, Sharon K. Roberson, will receive the “Making a Difference Community Service Award” for their leadership, passion and commitment to ending violence and for the YWCA’s innovative and intersectional anti-racism work.
  • Metro’s Office of Family Safety and its Director, Diane Lance, will be honored with the “Community Collaboration Award” for their significant contributions in reducing domestic and sexual violence in their community through leadership, action, and community collaboration.

    “We are so grateful for the work and amazing contributions of these leaders and organizations,” Walsh said. “Even if we have to do it online rather than in person, we want to celebrate their contributions. Recognizing excellence is a powerful way to inspire all of us to remain strong and focused for the journey ahead.”

The Gala will feature musical performances from India Ramey and Two Story Road. Brenda Tracy, an activist and survivor, will be the keynote speaker. All process raised from the virtual gala go to support survivors or rape, abuse, trafficking and assault in. Tennessee.

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About Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
The Coalition is a statewide organization working to end domestic and sexual violence in Tennessee. The Coalition’s mission is to change societal attitudes and institutions that promote and condone violence by being effective public policy advocates, educators, trainers, and by promoting activities that increase the capacity of programs and communities to address violence.

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