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COVID-19 – Support for women and children affected by domestic violence needed now more than ever

Support for women and children affected by domestic violence is needed now more than ever.

Where to go for help in the West Midlands and where you can make a donation to support the vital work being done:

Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid

The Haven Wolverhampton

Black Country Women’s Aid

Getting help and donating nationally:

Women’s Aid

Refuge

From Women’s Aid:

COVID-19 Does Not Cause Homicide, Abusers Do.

EMPOWER BAB fundraiser postponed

Hello friends, we have decided to postpone our EMPOWER BAB fundraiser on 16th May in response to growing concerns around COVID-19. We will reschedule as soon as we can, when it is safe for people to socialise again.

The EMPOWER BAB fundraiser will raise vital funds for Baobab Women’s Project. If you are able to support them at this difficult time we will let you know how best to do this ASAP.

Thank you so much to all the incredible submissions for our ‘EMPOWER’ postcard artwork call out. These will of course still be exhibited and sold at our future fundraiser, but in the meantime we will be sharing them online in coming weeks.

We are so grateful to you for supporting the work we do, and hope that during this difficult time we can continue to support each other through this online community that we share. We will soon be sharing a list of organisations supporting womxn in Birmingham and how people can help them.

Thank you for your ongoing kindness and support x

EMPOWER BAB – A fundraiser for Baobab Women’s Project, Saturday 16th May 2020

Spoken word, poetry, art, feminism, feminist merch and other goodies! All proceeds will go directly to Baobab Women’s Project.

Raising vital funds for Baobab Women’s Project, Feminists Work For Change invite you to EMPOWER BAB.

There will be: spoken word from established and up & coming Birmingham based poets; empowering, beautiful, original and affordable artwork for sale made by a huge range of artists; feminist merch, tees & totes and much more!!!

Baobab Women’s Project are a West Midlands refugee and asylum seeker grassroots women’s advocacy project, working in solidarity with others for positive change. They provide advice and support including assistance with immigration, health and housing. They focus on undocumented, asylum seeking and newly granted refugee women’s issues, particularly supporting women affected by gender violence and trafficking.

Let us know if you’re coming and keep up to date with EMPOWER BAB through the Facebook event post.

Date & Time: Saturday 16th May 2020, doors 7.30pm

Tickets: £5.00 or £3.00 concessions (unwaged and low income). Spaces are limited. Book in advance here for full price tickets (includes 80p booking fee). Concessions contact us if you’d like to reserve a place.

Venue: RoguePlay Theatre, West Midlands Creation Centre, Unit 8, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RT.

There will be a walking bus to New Street Station from Digbeth after the event.

Please note the venue isn’t fully accessible, please contact us to discuss how we can support you to attend.

EMPOWER BAB is made possible through generous support from RoguePlay Theatre.

Calling all artists, makers and creative people! ARTWORK DEADLINE EXTENDED

DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 29th MARCH 2020!!

Call out to all artists, makers, zinesters, feminists and anyone in between to make and donate artwork to raise funds for Baobab Women’s Project!!! We will be selling all artworks at our fundraising event EMPOWER BAB on 16th May 2020.

Baobab Women’s Project are a local refugee and asylum seeker grassroots women’s advocacy project. They provide advice and support including assistance with immigration, health and housing. They focus on undocumented, asylum seeking and newly granted refugee women’s issues, particularly supporting women affected by gender violence and trafficking.

We would like you to respond to the word EMPOWER through drawing, collage, painting, poetry, or, simply send a message of support and solidarity for women supported by Baobab Women’s Project.

Here are your instructions:

  • creatively respond to the word EMPOWER on A6 postcard size card or paper (105mm x 148mm or roughly that size)
  • there is no limit to the number of artworks you can submit
  • put the title of your work, your name and instagram or other social media handle that you’d like to share on the back (if you want to be completely anonymous that is fine too!)
  • include a note with your email address if you’d like to be updated by email about the fundraising event
  • post your artwork(s) to: FWFC EMPOWER BAB, c/o Grand Union, 19 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RS
  • the deadline for receiving submissions by post is: Sunday 29th March 2020

All artworks will be displayed at our fundraising event and all money raised from sales will go directly to Baobab Women’s Project.

Thank you so much for supporting the vital work that Baobab Women’s Project do.