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  • March & Vigil Against Domestic Violence (In Honor of Ka'Sandra Wade)



    Please join us in an annual march and vigil against domestic violence. Co-Sponsors ANEW Rising Women's Collective and New Voices Pittsburgh.

    When Ka'Sandra Wade was murdered by her ex one year ago, there was more attention paid by the media than for most victims of domestic violence. Her story stayed in the news because it exposed problems within police policies on responding to 911 calls for "unknown trouble." Her family and advocates for women worked tirelessly to change those policies.

    *** But since Ka'Sandra's death one year ago, 100 more women in Pennsylvania have died from domestic violence! ***

    We must all come together to stop the death of the next Ka'Sandra.

    We will be marching to join up with the "One Billion BEEN Rising for Justice Pittsburgh" event in Market Square.

    Please save the date of Friday, February 14, 2014 for a March & Vigil Against Domestic Violence.

    And, Please invite all your friends to this event!

    Help us to bring attention to this issue and to bring an end to the violence!

    WHAT: March & Vigil Against Domestic Violence (In Honor of Ka'Sandra Wade)
    WHEN: Friday, February 14, 2014, 10:00 AM
    WHERE: Pittsburgh City-County Building, 414 Grant Street., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
    RSVP: Please RSVP on Facebook here

  • First Annual Ka'Sandra Wade Remembrance Brunch

     

    Before we celebrate the New Year, please join us in a Remembrance Vigil and Brunch to honor Ka'Sandra Wade and all victims of Domestic Violence who will not be there with us to Ring in 2014... 

    ANEW Women Rising will host the Brunch. Hold the date in your calendar now and bring something to share. 

    Go to the Facebook event page to RSVP, get more information, or to help out with this event. 

    We must never forget our sister! 

    First Annual Ka'Sandra Wade Remembrance Brunch
    When: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Where: TBA
    RSVP: Facebook event page

  • Help the Westinghouse Bulldogs High Stepping Marching Band


    Repeated budget cuts have badly hurt our public schools. For the Pittsburgh Westinghouse High School–located in Homewood–among other things, it means they have lost their instrumental program and their chorus teacher and one teacher is now handling it all.

    The students are currently working hard to save their band: The Westinghouse Bulldogs High Stepping Marching Band. The marching band hasn’t had new uniforms in over 12 years. They’re wearing different parts of old uniforms. They need basic supplies like drumsticks and reeds. And, they need music lessons.

    These students are role models in their school and the keepers of their school spirit. Moreover, Westinghouse has an especially rich musical heritage. It’s alumni includes Billy Strayhorn (jazz composer, known for “Lush Life” and “Take the “A” Train”), Erroll Garner (jazz pianist and composer), Ahmad Jamal (jazz pianist), and Frank Cunimondo (jazz pianist).

    Please keep that spirit and tradition alive!

    Make a donation at the indiegogo page here.
    (All donations will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous foundation!)

    Like & Share the Facebook page here.

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