Lilith Press Conference ~ August 3, 2010
While waiting at the gate to be escorted to the VIP Area for the Lilith Press Conference, we spent some time chatting with Executive Director Carol Loftur-Thun and the other diverse members of WEAVE, Inc. ~ Women Empowered Against Violence ~ the local non-profit chosen to be the recipient of the Lilith donation from Sarah McLachlan. One dollar from every ticket sold in each city on this year’s Lilith tour was donated to a local charity that won a vote-off in their city, and the women of WEAVE were excited to be the recipients for Washington, DC. From their mission statement, WEAVE works closely with adult and teen survivors of relationship violence and abuse, providing an innovative range of legal, counseling, economic and educational services that leads survivors to utilize their inner and community resources, achieve safety for themselves and their children, and live empowered lives.
Also of interest was one of the WEAVE women’s t-shirt, which advertised the SHOW ME LOVE DC campaign, which additionally raises awareness about healthy relationships and provide resources for LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence. This campaign is coordinated by WEAVE, guided by a Community Advisory Committee, and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. Cool women, wonderful causes ~ follow @weave_dc or @showmelovedc on twitter & DC Women Empowered Against Violence or Show Me Love DC on Facebook.
Then our guide arrived, and we were whisked backstage into the Artist Lounge area for the Press Conference.
Part 3 – Coming Next ~ what was said at the Press Conference . . .