THE HISTORY: In 1992, an 18-year-old in Italy was raped by her driving instructor. She pressed charges and won her case, but the instructor appealed, and the case went to the Italian High Court. In 1999, the court overturned the conviction with a member of the High Court declaring that since the victim wore very tight jeans, the instructor could not have removed them himself; therefore, the victim must have willingly participated. Women of the Italian legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans. As news of the decision spread, so did the protest.
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, BBGDF will host a Salsa for Sexual Assault awareness event. No partner is required, just show up with a smile and a willingness to learn! No experience whatsoever is needed for the beginning lesson, and the beyond basics lesson is designed for people who have had one lesson before in that style of dance. The event will be located at the Salsa Mississippi Club & Studio Dance School at 605 Duling Avenue, Jackson, MS 39216. Join us at 6:00pm! All community members are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Questions regarding this event may be directed to Shavonne Osborne via phone at 678-602-0155 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also inbox us via FaceBook Messenger. We look forward to dancing with you !Let’s SALSA! to support our survivors of sexual assault!
Tickets for this event will cost: $5 per person and may be purchased via EventBrite.
Join the movement to help end sexual violence on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Mississippi State Capitol. Families from across the state will participate in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, the International men's march to stop rape, sexual assault & gender violence.
February is national Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. BBGDF will host its annual Parent/Teen Dating Violence Summit to discuss the issues of today’s teens. We have a powerful youth lending her voice to the cause, Miss Maisie Brown. Join us in empowering our “Fearless Teens!”
On behalf of Butterflies By Grace Defined By Faith, we are pleased to announce our 8th Annual SHERO Gala Awards fundraising dinner on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm. This event will be held at the Hilton Jackson, 1001 County Line Road, Jackson Mississippi and will be featuring Keynote Speaker Gerald Mumford, Hinds County Prosecuting Attorney. As our largest fundraising event of the year, proceeds support Butterflies By Grace Defined By Faith and continued programming including exhibits and workshops that enrich the community of adults and children affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, abuse, and harassment. The Annual SHERO Gala is the signature fundraiser event for the organization and we continuously strive to increase participation from our families and the community at large. This year’s theme is: “The Time Is Now.“
The evening will commence with a silent auction at 5:30pm followed by the celebration at 6:30pm, which recognizes outstanding women in our community who demonstrate strength and courage despite challenges. The evening will also include dinner, live music, silent auction and dancing. In addition to honoring and celebrating SHERO’S, we will also be honoring a community of supporters and advocates who are our partners; and women and men of courage who work to end domestic violence and contributed to their community on a wider scale.
The evening is sure to be filled with warmth and friendship, but most importantly, a generous outpouring of support for the women and community leaders who have dedicated their lives to inspiring so many people in the community. The evening is sure to have something for everyone.
This event will be a set aside time for women to empower one another. It is unscripted, unedited but filled with power. You don't want to miss this opportunity. So gather your girls and make this event your "Girls Trip 18." Unleash the SHERO in your lives!!!!
Butterflies Annual Pancake Fundraiser @ Applebees Flowood
Sat, August 4, 2018 from 7:00am - 9:00am
Dine-In or Take Out -Cost of the event will be $7.00 will cover 2 pancakes, sausage links, coffee/tea/or soda with free refills.
For tickets or information call 601-953-5747
Tickets can be purchased from any member of the Butterflies organization.
Butterflies by Grace Defined by Faith is dedicated to helping and uplifting all vulnerable members of our community and fiercely committed to addressing the challenges of ending domestic violence and sexual assault through education, advocacy, and coordination of services.
Donate gently used denim jeans and white t-shirts between March 3, 2018 through April 20, 2018 for women and children to wear on Denim Day.
Support the Butterflies By Grace Defined By Faith organization as they continue their efforts to educate and empower women and children that have been victims of domestic violence. All proceeds go towards the organizations mission, as well as, our mission to support local homeless shelters supporting women and children.
Butterflies By Grace Defined By Faith Calling all teens, educators, parents and adult mentors to attend this educational free event. This is a event geared towards teens, parents and Community Organizations who work with youth. We enjoy mixing in fun, entertainment and inspirational speakers and breakout sessions for the teens and we have created a breakout session just for parents. This year’s keynote speaker is Ken Jones! Along with LaureNicole Taylor Designs one of Mississippi most talented designer. Your teens will enjoy an amazing day designed especially for them. “Teens Rock the Runway Fashion Show. Registration will begin at 9 am and the summit begins at 10am. The fashion show is a way to help and create a positive and empowering experience for our youth and gives teens an opportunity to learn what empowering others is about. The goal of the fashion show is to unleash fearless, beauty and confidence and motivate our teens to turn away from teen violence, drugs, alcohol and etc. And turn to healthy lifestyles. The Teen Fashion Show begins immediately after the sessions. Lunch will be provided. Join us and let’s change the world together. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Jackie Cavett @ 601-259-5254 or Shavonne Osborne @ (678)602-0155 or email@example.com
Butterflies By Grace Defined By Faith (BBGDF) presents its Inaugural Purple HEAL Walk/Run!! All proceeds from this walk will be used to eradicate domestic violence in our communities by building stronger families and individuals by empowering change and breaking chains of bondage which assist in providing the right environment for domestic violence to thrive. We provide resources, education and a network of organizations specializing in domestic violence issues. JOIN US as we make strides in HEALING our community!
Butterflies By Grace Defined By Faith Annual SHERO Gala Awards Celebration recognizes women in our community who demonstrate perseverance, strength and courage despite challenges, and we're delighted to honor several distinguished members of our community who are making a positive impact in our community.
More information will become available as we approach the DATE. Tickets to the event are currently available for purchase by clicking the link at the top of the page. Visit our Facebook page or check out our website to learn more about our organization. www.bbgdf.org
Join the movement to help end sexual violence. On Saturday, May, 2017 at the Mississippi State Capitol, families from across the state will participate in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence.
Join us for a delicious brunch celebrating sisterhood on an amazing fun filled day of pampering! All women are invited. Our keynote speaker, Yolanda Turner Evans, will teach us how to F.L.Y. (First Love Yourself) and how to embrace our full potential. Seating is limited; get your tickets today!
Attire: Whatever Makes You Feel Comfortable (No Tennis Shoes)
TICKETS MUST ONLY BE PURCHASED ONLINE (NO DOOR SALES)
Purchase tickets here: http://bit.do/2016SHEROBrunch
Interested in Donating to Butterflies by Grace Defined by Faith? Click Here
$15 until September 30
$20 after September 30
Unfortunately, this event is not suitable for children or young audiences
For more information contact:
Allison Hickman - 601.519.7068 - firstname.lastname@example.org
BGDF's Annual Teen Summit has been helping to build bridges and close gaps within everyday families for several years. Pre-teens and teens ages 10-18, as well as their parents, are invited to attend. There will be sessions related to issues faced in middle school, high school, and college, plus fun social events and helpful support groups throughout the day. Our parents’ track will discuss common challenges parents of teens encounter and help address parents’ most top-of-mind questions and concerns. Register your family today!
For BGDF Teen Summit sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, contact Eva Jones at 601-896-2509.