Masquerade – October 31
- The Women’s Studies program at Marshall University is preparing to host our second annual Masquerade Ball and Silent Auction on October 31 in the Don Morris Room of Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center.
- All of the proceeds from the Masquerade are divided between the Women’s Studies program and a selected beneficiary. Last year, we were able to donate $1500 to SAFE (Stop Abusive Family Environments), Inc., a domestic violence shelter and program based in Welch, WV, and serving Mercer, McDowell, and Wyoming counties. Because the need is so great in those counties, we have decided to make SAFE our beneficiary again this year, and hope to raise even more money to support their programs.
- The Masquerade is open to the public; tickets for faculty, staff, and community members are $35, or two for $60. Included in the ticket price is access to an open wine bar, a variety of snacks, desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages, and one ticket for the door prize drawing. If you would like further information or are interested in attending, please contact Jill Treftz (email@example.com) or Robin Conley (firstname.lastname@example.org). Tickets can be pre-purchased until October 30 at 3:00 pm.
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Her Place Dinner
Marshall Women Connect, WSSA, and the Women’s Center provided a taco dinner. “Celebrating Families!” starts with a simple, healthy meal before classes and family gathering. It is a program that is designed for families with one or both parents who have had a substance abuse disorder and are in recovery. It teaches the families about life skills, parenting skills, communication skills, anger management etc…They start with a family dinner together and then break out into groups to work on skills. The program teaches the children that this is not their fault. Then the families rejoin with each other for an ending session each night. There is a great deal of multi-generational use when it comes to substance abuse, and this is designed to try and prevent that. It is an evidenced based program that is effective and was designed to reunite families torn apart from substance abuse.
We hope to provide another meal next semester.
- Women’s Studies donated $355 to Branches Domestic Violence shelter in the second annual Women’s Studies program Turtlegram Fundraiser in February, 2015. As with last year’s fundraiser, members of the Women’s Studies Advisory Board (Jill Treftz, Marcia Harrison, Laura Michele Diener, and Anna Mummert) as well as several Women’s Studies community affiliates (Liz Deal and Beth Toyofuku) volunteered to make and sell personalized plush turtles as Valentine’s Day gifts.
- This fundraiser received enthusiastic support, not only from those who purchased turtles, but from other members of the Marshall community who expressed keen interest in Branches’ mission. Women’s Studies would like to thank Branches sincerely for the vital work they do in this area, and hope that they can continue to help support your mission in the future.
- We will be selling turtles again to benefit Branches this February, 2015. Get ready!