Category: Special Events

Advocate Stories, Special Events

Volunteers Needed : Photovoice Project

by Megan Plassmeyer on Oct 10, 2017

As the Seen and Heard: Women and Girls in the Midlands project continues, we’ve seen an outpouring of images and interviews that truly speak to the experiences that women and girls face within Richland County. As we start designing and planning exhibits for 2018, we’ll need the help of community members in order to make these events… Read more

Special Events

Calling 2018 WREN Summit Presenters

by Eme Crawford on Oct 3, 2017

WREN is now accepting submissions for panel presentations and break out sessions for our 2018 summit on April 9-10 in downtown Columbia.  Our focus this year is the economic empowerment of women. Click here to see examples of panels and breakout sessions from last year’s summit. Panel presentation proposals should include 3-4 presenters whose work… Read more

Advocate Stories, Special Events

WREN Launches New Midlands Project with Organizational Partners

by Megan Plassmeyer on Aug 23, 2017

On Tuesday, August 22nd, the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) held a kick-off meeting with organizational partners to launch the Seen and Heard: Women and Girls in the Midlands photovoice project. This project, supported by a Connected Communities Grant from Central Carolina Community Foundation, as well as the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South… Read more

Health and Education, Special Events

Work Out & Give Back

by WREN Staff on Aug 22, 2017

Plot twist: The workout you’re about to destroy will also destroy the patriarchy. Our friends at Fit Columbia are about to change the way you work out.  Through their new fitness fueled fundraising series, they will be offering donation based classes during the months of September and October to raise money for WREN.  The series… Read more

Health and Education, Special Events

The Difference Between “Technically” and “Actually”

by WREN Staff on Aug 15, 2017

UPDATED 8.30.2017: Deadline Extended Technically, current FDA regulations allow emergency contraception (EC) — birth control that prevents pregnancy after sex — to be sold directly on the shelf to women and men of any age with no restrictions. But actually, reports from around the country indicate that in many places, finding EC over-the-counter is not that simple…. Read more

Special Events

Columbia End-of-Session Celebration

by WREN Staff on Jun 6, 2017

Throughout this legislative session you’ve given WREN many reasons to celebrate. So naturally, it’s time we celebrate the diverse voices that made our year so successful. Join us on June 15th as we honor the many ways you’ve impacted your community this year.  WREN will be while hosting a townhall style discussion with national, expert advocate… Read more

Special Events

Let’s Hear it for the Moms!

by WREN Staff on Apr 26, 2017

Have you ever stopped to think about all the ways that moms impact our lives and our communities?  Join us this May as we honor and support the moms and mother-figures across our state. Nominate a Mom  This week through May 3rd,  WREN will be searching for the moms that have helped our community take… Read more

Health and Education, Policy Updates, Special Events

WREN: Happy Hour Updates

by WREN Staff on Mar 10, 2017

  On March 9th, WREN partnered up with Auntie Bellum to host a network Happy Hour at The War Mouth.  And in case you couldn’t slip away from your desk to enjoy the afternoon sunshine, here’s what you missed: Our partnership happy hour kicked off with some WREN legislative updates, including new information regarding the progress of H.3809,… Read more

Advocate Stories, Freedom from Violence, Special Events

WREN: #WhyWeWalk

by WREN Staff on Mar 3, 2017

We’ve all heard the phrase “if only you were in my shoes.”  And now, the Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM) is bringing those words to life. The “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes” fundraising walk encourages the community to get involved in the fight against sexual violence and raises awareness about the local… Read more