Making Change: "The spotlight organization for May is Me Too Springfield. We are proud to be featuring this organization that supports local survivors of sexual abuse. The hope and help that comes out of their events is nothing short of amazing. Come and have fun, eat, and help us raise money and awareness for Me Too Springfield!"
@ 425 W Walnut St.
6 pm to 9 pm
At this workshop, church leaders will be able to learn how to better support local sexual assault survivors in their congregations, how to respond when confided in by a survivor, and how to best support the faith/journey of a survivor.
The Library Center Community Room B
@ 4653 S Campbell Ave
1 pm to 2 pm
Come and get an awesome tattoo and support a great cause! Tattoos will be between $40-$60, depending on if you want an outline, shading, or coloring. 50% of all the proceeds will go towards Me Too Springfield's community outreach for local sexual assault survivors, and public education efforts about consent. Tattoo Artists: Brittany Sue Tattoo, Jess Holliday, and Mike Trent
@ 1550 E. Battlefield Rd. Suite G-1
1 pm to 9 pm
We are searching for Springfield’s best baker! Come to compete or just to try great food! Competitors will have the chance to enter their pre-made baking creations into any of our 8 categories. Entries from each category will compete for the title of Star Baker, with one overall event winner of The Great Springfield Bake Off! All money raised at this event will go to Me Too Springfield, and benefit local sexual assault survivors and education efforts. CATEGORIES - Cake and Cupcakes - Bread - Vegan or Gluten free - Pies and Tarts - Cookies - Confections (chocolate, candies, etc.) - Best Decorated Cake - 12 and Under Bakers
@ 2616 Battlefield Rd
2 pm to 4 pm
Painting can be a healing and relaxing activity. In this class, we will love our bodies by painting them surrounded by flowers and life. Me Too Springfield and the survivors that we represent understand the power of healing and reclaiming our bodies better than anyone. Our talented artist will guide you step-by-step through this gorgeous, custom painting. No previous painting experience required. We will have two classes, and we can only accept a limited number of guests for each class, so you MUST register beforehand! Please arrive 10 minutes early to get drinks from Bambino's and get seated. For $35, we provide the instruction, canvas, paint, and brushes! Because we understand that the healing element of this class can be useful to all, we also are including a less expensive option. For just $10, we will provide the instruction and canvas, and you just have to bring your own paint/brushes! All money raised at this event will go towards Me Too Springfield's community outreach and consent education efforts. We want to create a community of people around art where we can heal together, be angry together, be sad together, and create together.