Center for Community Solutions' 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 guest speaker Chanel Miller, --who was known to the world as Emily Doe until she stunned millions with a letter.
This year you can attend the event in person or virtually! No matter which way you choose to attend, you will experience a fantastic event with live music, an exciting auction, and more.-- All proceeds will benefit CCS programs, which this year will provide more than 18,000 San Diegans with hope, healing, and prevention.
Tea & Tonic Event Info
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Location: Join us at Coasterra for premier bay front dining with panoramic views of downtown San Diego or attend virtually from the comfort of your home.
Coasterra 880 B Harbor Island Drive San Diego CA 92101
1:00 PM | Champagne Reception
2:00 PM | Tea Service & Program
3:30 PM | VIP Reception
Business + Cocktail Attire
2021 GUEST SPEAKER
Writer. Artist. Author.
Chanel Miller is a writer and artist. Her memoir, Know My Name, was a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book, and a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Ridenhour Book Prize, and the California Book Award. It was also a best book of the year in Time, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, NPR, and People, among others. She was named one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 and a Time Next 100 honoree, and was a Glamour Woman of the Year honoree under her pseudonym Emily Doe.
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.
Becoming a sponsor for Tea & Tonic will provide your company with exposure to passionate supporters of CCS through digital promotions and our website, and establish your brand as a partner in our lifesaving work. 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!
TICKETS & TABLES
Individual Virtual or Live Event 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.)