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 Ms. Griffin will speak from her personal experience of domestic violence.


You are cordially invited to the

19th Annual Benefit Luncheon

of the

YWCA Greater Memphis

March 9, 2016

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Program begins at noon

University of Memphis Holiday Inn

3700 Central Ave. Memphis, TN 38111

$100 per person, $1,000 per table

Call 901-320-6002 to make reservations.




Kemba Smith Pradia was a huge success at YWCA Luncheon


Advocate and Author Kemba Smith Headlined 17th Annual Event

​Nearly 400 guests attended the 17th Annual YWCA Luncheon at the Hilton Memphis March 5 to hear advocate and author Kemba Smith speak about her riveting case – followed in the media by millions nationwide during the 1990’s. She has tirelessly advocated for the reform of mandatory sentencing laws since President Clinton granted her clemency in 2000. She also signed copies of her memoir: Poster Child: The Kemba Smith Story. Additionally, the local youth music group Personal Praise performed “Mommy Be Careful,” a song dedicated to raising awareness and funds for domestic violence prevention. Mistress of Ceremonies was Ursula Madden, news anchor for WMC Action News 5. Major sponsors for the YWCA Luncheon were Verizon and Cargill, with additional support from Brown Baptist Church, MLGW and Bolton High School. The luncheon raised funds for the YWCA Greater Memphis, eliminating racism and empowering women since 1919.

Sponsored by:







Bolton High School

With additional thanks to

Karen Clawson

Memphis Light Gas & Water


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