Category: Special Events

Advocate Stories, Special Events

#Me Too: A Community Response to Sexual Assault Overview

by Ann Warner on Dec 6, 2017

Last night, WREN was honored to collaborate with the Richland Library to host an event called “Me Too: A Community Response to Sexual Harassment.”  I was so proud of this community – about 140 brave women and men came forward to participate in a conversation about how we can change our society for the better.

Advocate Stories, Special Events

Thank You For Supporting WREN on #GivingTuesday

by Lara Winburn on Dec 1, 2017

Another Giving Tuesday has passed. You received approximately 3 million emails asking you to “chip in,” “give now,” and “help us meet our goals.” I am sure there were many important, meaningful, and necessary organizations vying for your Giving Tuesday love. I want to thank you if you chose to invest in WREN this year.

Advocate Stories, Special Events

WREN Launches Be the Voice

by Eme Crawford on Nov 21, 2017

We know better than most the huge number of barriers that people in South Carolina face when they need to access reproductive health services, including contraception and abortion care. We are working hard to push back against new restrictions and push for policies that support women’s health and well-being. In fact, WREN’s Ann Warner just had a

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

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 in April, 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 is

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

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

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.

Freedom from Violence, Leadership and Civic Engagement, Special Events

Gilda, We’ve Got Your Back

by WREN Staff on Jul 25, 2017

This past legislative session, Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter was met with unwanted physical contact from a fellow legislator when there was a disagreement over a bill.  We cannot accept a culture where a woman who speaks up is treated this way. Join WREN and SCCADVASA on Thursday, July 27, 5:30-7:30pm at Spotted Salamander as we write