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HAWC Young Leaders Record-Breaking Independence Day Bash!


On Monday, July 6 at Saint Arnold Brewing Company, The Houston Area Women’s Center Young Leaders hosted their 4th annual Independence Day Bash – an evening of open Saint Arnold's craft beer and root beer taps, a silent auction featuring top local businesses and entertainment, food, music, and a celebration in honor of the courage and strength of survivors who have established independence.

Highlights of the evening featured a mission-motivating speech from a survivor and HAWC staff member, and a highly-spirited performance from Montrose dance sensation Juan Carlos The Rollerblader. Check out the photos from the celebratory night in our Facebook album!

Sponsors for the Bash included RCP, Inc, Melanie Small - Realtor R Broker Associate, KW – Memorial and AIG.  All proceeds from the event will support our programs and services, which aid survivors of sexual and domestic violence to establish self-sufficient lives free from the effects of abuse, and also educate our community on sexual and domestic violence awareness and prevention.  

A special thanks to 2015 Independence Day Bash Planning Committee members Farhan Ahmed, Sophia Asare, Sheri Baucom, Liz Blumberg, Lindsay Calvert, Cindy Carter, Sarah Classen, Brittany Darrington, Nina Denton, Gaby Donatti, Lucy Dunlap, Kasey Gallegos, Kate Goldsberry, Megan Hermance, Julie Ilowiecki, Lauren Kebodeaux, Ram Kumar, Tom Zermeno, My-hanh Nguyen, Cynthia Paz, Nicole Peralta, Kim Rhoton, Terri Sabol-Brogoitti, Suzie Sheldon, Kaylor Strayhorn, Leanna Swain, Lyndsay Sweeney, Megan Vana, Helen Wall, Liz Wyman, Skylar Weldon and Desiree Worrell-Mosley.

The Houston Area Women’s Center Young Leaders is a dynamic and energetic group committed to furthering the mission of the Houston Area Women’s Center through fundraising, volunteering, and raising awareness about domestic and sexual violence. To learn more, visit www.hawc.org/YoungLeaders and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram