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Celebrate Int’l Women’s Month: Attend Vagina Monologues in #Detroit March 24th while helping SAFE cc: @mskalyn




March is International Women’s Month and there’s is no better time to support, celebrate and appreciate the women in your life in Detroit, while raising money to support our local domestic violence organizations in Metro Detroit.

The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices written by Obie Award winning author, Eve Ensler.

“Ensler breaks taboos by talking, talking and talking some more—stripping fear and shame from what she celebrates here. It makes for quite a party. Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting, and occasionally angry…The Vagina Monologues confront words to demystify and disarm them. In so doing, Ensler disarms the audience too.”
– Associated Press

Every year V-Day invites activists in colleges, communities, high schools, or youth groups around the world to present select benefit events during and leading up to V-Season (February 1–April 30). The purpose of these events is to raise awareness about violence against women and girls as well as raise money (100% of the proceeds must be donated) for local beneficiaries that are working to end violence. No theater or producing experience is necessary and no royalty fees are charged.

At The International Institute (111 E. Kirby btwn John R & Woodward) in Detroit, Shawn P Entertainment Presents Vagina Monologues 2013 Sunday, March 24, 2013.

When you purchase a ticket in advance for $15 Dollar ticket from Motown Writers Network (below), $5 dollars goes specifically to support our highlighted domestic violence organization SAFE, while the rest of the proceeds go to help other domestic violence organizations around Metro Detroit.

Purchase your tickets now by clicking the link below:




Kalyn Risker, Founder and Executive Director of Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) is a survivor of domestic violence. In 1998, she was beaten until her eye socket required reconstructive surgery. Kalyn Risker immediately left the situation with her four-year-old daughter, having only a part-time job and needing additional income and health benefits. Prior to her doctor releasing her back to work, she received a full-time position at a payroll company and began building her career. While working full-time, Ms. Risker obtained a Bachelors Business Administration in Human Resource Management. As a Human Resource Manager, she received job applications from women who were missing many of the necessary components to seek employment. Kalyn Risker also supervised many employees that lacked adequate resumes for successful career advancement. Additionally, she met with several workers seeking her department to explain reductions in their productivity, request time off work and other resources to help deal with abuse in their homes. As stated by Kalyn Risker “My experience as a survivor of domestic violence and as a Human Resource Executive led to the idea for SAFE. Although I show no readily visible signs of scarring, I use my personal victory over circumstances to help inspire others into action”.

Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) has an accomplished background of actively providing services to survivors of domestic violence in the Southeastern Michigan community since its first Executive Board meeting held May 11, 2006. SAFE has expanded its impact to the community by enlisting volunteers who are experts in the area of the training delivered. SAFE is a part of several anti-violence initiatives within Southeastern Michigan including, Wayne County Council Against Family Violence and Transformation Detroit. SAFE has also participated in rallies and community outreach initiatives to raise the awareness of domestic violence in the Southeastern Michigan community. Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment was granted its 501 (c) (3) nonprofit status effective August 8, 2006.

See more about S.A.F.E. and see what you can do to help them! Visit their website at:

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MotownWriters Author Feature: Beverly Jenkins, Nat’l Award Winner w/new book: Destiny’s Embrace [PODCAST] #interview

Ms. Jenkins is the nation’s premier writer of African-American historical romance fiction and specializes in 19th century African American life. She has 30 published novels to date.

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Author bio: Beverly Jenkins has received numerous awards, including: five Waldenbooks/Borders Group Best Sellers Awards; two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times Magazine; a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writer’s Guild, and in 1999 was named one of the Top Fifty Favorite African-American writers of the 20th Century by AABLC, the nation’s largest on-line African-American book club.

She has also been featured in many national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Dallas Morning News and Vibe Magazine. She has lectured and given talks at such prestigious universities as Oberlin University, the University of Illinois, and Princeton. She speaks widely on both romance and 19th century African-American history.

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In 2004 Ms. Jenkins branched out into romantic suspense with the publication of Edge of Midnight.Bring on the Blessings, her first faith based, women’s fiction work, was published in Jan 09.

Her newest historical, Night Hawk has been released in October 2011.

In 2012, look for the fourth book in the Blessings series: A Wish and A Prayer, plus a new book series to come that she reveals exclusively in our podcast!

Listen to the #MichLit Network Radio Show w/Beverly Jenkins at #BlogTalkRadio

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Destiny’s Embrace by Beverly Jenkins (Jan 29, 2013)

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On Jan 19th, Join Beverly Jenkins & Founder of Motown Writers Network, Sylvia Hubbard for Writing 101, Publishing and Marketing in the 21st Century at the Belleville Public Library. Click here to download your form and find out more information.

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