Issue 39
Calling All Men
8 th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Sept. 27
The annual Memphis Walk a Mile in Her Shoes™ steps off Thursday, Sept. 27, from the Ramesses II statue on Central Avenue at the University of Memphis.

The 2018 men’s march against rape, sexual assault and gender violence is organized by the Memphis Area Women’s Council, Memphis Says NO MORE, the Memphis Sexual Assault Kit Task Force and Splash Creative in partnership with the UofM Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Coalition, Student Government Association and Title IX Prevention Center.

Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. Women’s shoes in larger sizes will be available for men to borrow or they can bring their own or wear regular shoes. Registration is $10, suggested student donation is $5 and UofM students’ participation is free with ID. Free parking will be in the university lots on the northside of Central, east of Holiday Inn UM.

Walk t-shirts will go to the first 200 walkers.

Last year nearly 200 joined the Walk – teenagers from Bridge Builders; UofM students, faculty and staff; leadership from Memphis Police Department and Memphis Seminary; City Councilmember Worth Morgan and more.

The Walk will begin by 6 p.m. heading west on Central, north on Highland, east on Poplar and south on DeLoach back to Central.

For more information, go to , contact Deborah Clubb at or call 901-378-3866. Click the photo above to see the event listing on Facebook and share it with your friends!
Sizzlin’ Women Party Celebrated Women Who are Running
 Hosts of Sizzlin' Women 2018: Sherry Hewlett, Bettye Boone, Peg Watkins, Regina Walker and Deborah Clubb.
More than 100 high-energy candidates and their supporters thronged the lobby of Hattiloo Theater for the Sizzlin’ Women 2018 party hosted by the Women’s Council, the Memphis Chapter of Coalition of 100 Black Women and the local League of Women Voters as a follow-up to the Run Women Run campaign training event we hosted together in November.

Joining to sponsor the party for the fabulous group of female candidates was the Tennessee Nurses Association.

WMC TV, Tri-State Defender and The Commercial Appeal produced stories about the event highlighting the theme of the importance of women participating in politics and government service.

The tv story was shared with LWV members nationally and internationally when an item about the party was published in the League’s national e-newsletter.
Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement Sept. 29 at Lindenwood
Scarlett Lewis, mother of Jesse Lewis, a six-year-old murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, will speak at Lindenwood Christian Church on Sept. 29 at 6 p.m.

She will share her experience and explain her solution to the epidemic of school shootings in our country. The Choose Love Enrichment Program is a free Pre-K through 12 th grade social and emotional learning program that gives students the knowledge, attitude and skills they need to choose love in any situation.

We encourage you to read this essay by Mrs. Lewis.
Words of Wisdom
No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplice.

— Edward R. Murrow
Broadcast journalist revered
for his reporting on
the McCarthy “red scare” hearings
Women of Achievement
Changemakers’ Forum
this November

Women of Achievement, the signature local event celebrating and preserving women’s history in Memphis and Shelby County, will host its 35 th annual reception on March 24, 2019.

Awards will be given and the stories told of seven remarkable, change-making community leaders at a reception at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis. These seven will join the roll of 248 women plus the Yellow Fever Martyrs and suffragists previously honored.

To launch the special year and inspire nominations for WA awards, a symposium on writing women’s history is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 16, 2018, at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar.

A renowned set of local historians, including several who are earlier honorees of Women of Achievement, will talk about discovering and telling women’s stories.

In addition, a special women’s history project WA is undertaking in partnership with Shelby County Historian Jimmy Ogle will be unveiled.

The symposium will be free and is handicap accessible. A reception will be provided. Students of all ages are especially encouraged to attend.

Nominations for WA can be submitted at any time until Jan. 15, 2019. Find the nomination form on our website .

To join WA and be part of the selections process and production of the awards event, find a membership form on the website or contact Deborah Clubb at . To become a member of the supporting 'Men Honoring Women of Achievement,' contact David Wayne Brown at
New Report Analyzes Workplace Sexual Harassment Charges

The National Women’s Law Center published a groundbreaking report on Aug. 2. The center said, “In order to paint a clearer picture of workplace sexual harassment, the National Women’s Law Center analyzed sexual harassment charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by women in the private sector between 2012 and 2016.

“Although an estimated 87 to 94 percent of those who experience sexual harassment never file a formal legal complaint, during fiscal year 2016 alone, nearly 7,000 sexual harassment charges were filed with the EEOC, and 82 percent of those sexual harassment charges were filed by women.

“This report features an intersectional analysis of the charge data by race, additional bases of discrimination alleged, and age; and an analysis of the charge data by industry and size of employer. This analysis establishes a critical baseline for evaluating the impact, if any, of the MeToo movement on filings with the EEOC in future years.”

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