The Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is an awareness campaign that aligns with the Junior League of Birmingham, Michigan, Inc.’s efforts to aid women in crisis in our community through the development of leadership and effective volunteerism. Empowering women to support each other is near and dear to the heart of our members and embodies the League’s mission. Together, we are powerful.
The Junior League of Birmingham, Michigan, Inc. cordially invites you to the Townsend Hotel in downtown Birmingham on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 11 AM to 2 PM for the 3rd Annual Little Black Dress Luncheon. We are pleased to present two dynamic speakers. Our keynote speaker is Blessing Adesiyan, founder and CEO of Mother Honestly, a platform and community mindfully crafted to inspire and enable the modern woman to thrive in and beyond motherhood. Next, Amy Peterson, co-founder and CEO of Rebel Nell, will join us for a fireside chat to discuss her career where she served as legal counsel for the Detroit Tigers then as the Vice President of RISE, a sports based anti-racism initiative, to moving into the CEO role full time at Rebel Nell, a non-profit she co-founded. Rebel Nell employs women facing barriers to employment in Detroit, educates them on financial management, life wellness and entrepreneurship, and empowers them to transition to a life of independence.
Additionally, there will be a dignity drive leading up to and culminating at the luncheon. Did you know that food assistance, like SNAP benefits, do not cover any nonfood items such as pet food, soaps, sanitary items, paper products and household supplies, grooming items, toothpaste, and cosmetics? This is why the need for these donations is so great and how we want to support those who would benefit directly from these donations. Family violence is the number one reason people present to homeless services. 55% of females cite this reason. Your donations are greatly needed. Guests are encouraged to bring (1) personal care item donation to the luncheon and we are happy to work with those unable to attend who would still like to participate.
Your purchase of a $75 ticket includes entrance to the event, plated lunch, two (2) drink tickets for mimosas, bellinis, or champagne, and dessert tray. Check in begins at 11 AM to give time to look at our exclusive vendors and browse our wonderful silent auction. The program will start promptly at 12 PM.
Reserve your seat today.
Tickets available until 3/15 on the eStore: http://www.jlbham.org/product-category/social-fundraising-events/
Dress: Semi Formal — Attendees are encouraged to wear a black dress or all black in support.
Parking: Street Parking near hotel or valet at hotel at expense of attendee.