UPDATE: 21ST ANNUAL TEA & TONIC
In order to be proactive in accordance with national and local public health guidance related to COVID-19, Center for Community Solutions has made the difficult decision to postpone our Tea & Tonic event, which was scheduled for Thursday, April 30. The health and well-being of our vital donors, staff, clients, and community are our highest priority during this developing public health issue. We plan to reschedule Tea & Tonic for a later date, and are working diligently with our speaker and venue to obtain future dates. We will continue to provide updates as information is available.
On behalf of everyone at CCS, we are extremely grateful to our dedicated supporters for making the work we do on behalf of survivors possible. We thank you for your understanding, and wish everyone healthy days to come. Please continue to check back for updates!
Center for Community Solutions's annual Tea & Tonic is an afternoon event celebrating our community of supporters, who are dedicated to ending intimate partner and sexual violence. We are honored to hear remarks from keynote speaker Chanel Miller--who was known to the world as Emily Doe until she stunned millions with a letter.
Guests will enjoy a champagne reception, awards ceremony, exciting live auction and raffle opportunities, entertainment, and more--with all proceeds benefiting CCS programs, which this year will provide more than 18,000 San Diegans with hope, healing, and prevention.
Tea & Tonic
THE US GRANT
326 Broadway | San Diego
1:00 PM | Champagne Reception
2:00 PM | High Tea Service + Program
3:30 PM | VIP Reception
Business + Cocktail Attire | Non-Hosted Valet $18
2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Writer. Artist. Author.
She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford’s campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on Buzzfeed, where it instantly went viral – viewed by eleven million people within four days, it was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress; it inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Thousands wrote to say that she had given them the courage to share their own experiences of assault for the first time.
Now she reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words. It was the perfect case, in many ways – there were eyewitnesses, Turner ran away, physical evidence was immediately secured. But her struggles with isolation and shame during the aftermath and the trial reveal the oppression victims face in even the best-case scenarios. Her story illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators, indicts a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable, and, ultimately, shines with the courage required to move through suffering and live a full and beautiful life.
Know My Name will forever transform the way we think about sexual assault, challenging our beliefs about what is acceptable and speaking truth to the tumultuous reality of healing. It also introduces readers to an extraordinary writer, one whose words have already changed our world. Entwining pain, resilience, and humor, this memoir will stand as a modern classic.
Sponsorship opportunities include varying levels of benefits and provides access to a premier target audience with an anticipated attendance of over 400 community members, businesses, corporations, philanthropists and civic leaders. Secure your Sponsorship today!
CLICK HERE to download full Sponsorship packet.
CLICK HERE to view Sponsorship opportunities online.
Please note, Sponsorship deadlines will be extended based upon the new date for Tea & Tonic.
TICKETS & TABLES
Individual Ticket: $150 // Table of 10: $1,500
VIP Ticket: $250 // VIP Table of 10: $2,500 (includes invitation to exclusive after-party and other benefits.)
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For more information, please contact Sheila Hancock, Marketing & Special Events Manager, at (858) 693-2369 or email@example.com.