A star-studded cast will come together for Being Brave – An Evening to celebrate survivors at the Nicholas Music Center in New Brunswick, NJ on Friday, November 8, 2019, 8 PM. Our event will be hosted by Lisa Guerrero, Inside Edition’s award-winning, internationally acclaimed, Chief Investigative reporter. Join us as we honor Tarana Burke, social justice activist and founder of the #MeToo Movement!
This event will honor women who bravely pursue safety and fiercely embark upon a new beginning. We aim to showcase the importance of permanent, affordable, and supportive housing for these brave survivors and to encourage a nationwide expansion of the "housing first" model in which we operate upon at Town Clock. Currently, there are only 40 facilities in the United States which operate under this model. We want to change that!
Grammy Award-winning performers, The American Repertory Ballet Co., politicians including NJ Secretary of State, Tahesha Way, and other notable guests will also be highlighted.
Through song, dance and spoken word, join us on the evening of November 8th to witness the challenges and triumphs of survivors seeking a forever home. We invite you to come and be a part of the journey that these brave women are embarking upon!
For more than 25 years, activist and advocate Tarana Burke has worked at the intersection of racial justice, arts and culture and sexual violence. Fueled by commitments to interrupt sexual violence and other systemic inequalities disproportionately impacting marginalized people, particularly black women and girls, Tarana has created and led various campaigns focused on increasing access to resources and support for impacted communities, including the #MeToo movement.
Join us on November 8th as we honor Tarana for her incredible, and crucial work which has been the catalyst for a movement of support for the brave survivors all around the world.
Town Clock Community Development Corporation
Town Clock Community Development Corporation is a New Brunswick, NJ based organization which operates Dina's Dwellings, a housing unit that provides shelter to survivors of domestic violence and their children.
Town Clock CDC’s housing project (Dina's Dwellings) transformed the sanctuary of the 200-year-old First Reformed Church of New Brunswick into 10 supportive, long-term affordable housing units for survivors. It is one of only 40 establishments of its kind in the entire United States. When the facility opened in April 2016, it instantly became the largest, permanent housing program for survivors of domestic violence and their children in New Jersey.
“Thousands more units are needed throughout the US. Our goal is to replicate our model by working with other organizations and creating at least two facilities in every state,” says Kramer-Mills. “We hope that Being Brave will shine a national spotlight on this national crisis/shortage and enable us to create the affordable, permanent, and supportive housing so desperately needed by survivors of domestic violence.”
57% of homeless women report domestic violence as the root cause of their homelessness.