The inaugural "Stand Up for Survivors of Domestic Violence" on June 29 will benefit the Northwest Arkansas Women's Shelter. Stand-up comedian Erin Jackson will headline the evening at Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville, with Raj Suresh as the opening act.
Rachel Bray, Stand Up for Giving co-founder, said she and Audrey Byrd started the nonprofit organization "to do something to give back," by teaming up with other nonprofit organizations to raise money for them. Stand Up provides the logistics for the evening, and the women's shelter will receive the proceeds.
Stand Up for Survivors of Domestic Violence
Who: Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter
What: Stand-up comedy, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar
When: June 29 — 6 p.m., VIP; 7 p.m., general admission
Where: Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville
Tickets: VIP $150, general admission $50
According to Jackson's website, she was a finalist on "Last Comic Standing," has performed on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham," AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live," OWN's "Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious," and TV Guide Network's "Standup in Stilettos." She recently appeared on "Conan," marking her late-night television debut.
The nonprofit organization offers 30-day emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence. In 2017, the 30-year-old shelter in Rogers took in 509 clients -- 276 women and 233 children. Offerings available to residents at the shelter include food, clothing, counseling, court and children's advocacy, community education and support groups.
-- CARIN SCHOPPMEYER
NAN Our Town on 06/14/2018
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