July 23 was a pretty amazing night! We hosted our 4th annual beer tasting fundraiser at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN. 91 of you joined us to celebrate our work in Sudan. You raised $3,400 in 3 hours and made several fundraising and giving commitments for the remainder of the year! We want to thank everyone who came and celebrated the evening with us!
The Good People
It was a good mix of old and new friends. You mingled, drank, ate, gave, and bought merchandise, all for our mission of peace and justice in Sudan. Simply put, you brought the magic. You were a part of something bigger than yourself for a few hours. We also caught your bright faces on camera.
Every year, our supporters bring along friends and family to introduce them to the crisis in Sudan and our work there. This year you did such a good job at promoting the event we sold out 4 days early and ended up with a waiting list of over 50 people.
The Good Beer
We served five high-gravity brews that ranged from a classic Belgian-style brew to a smoked saison. This year's keg for the after tasting brew was Wiseacre Tarasque and Central BBQ provided some great food. We definitely weren't lacking in the drinks and eats department!
Near the end of the evening our guests voted on their favorite brew. Wiseacre Brewing Company won for the second year in a row, this time with their Lord Skylark, a pale ale brewed with Early Gray tea! This brew secured an impressive 28% of all votes. Congratulations Wiseacre!
A special thanks to the evening's volunteers: Katie Barber, Arianna Glantz, Kindle Vickers, Stephen Hackett, Zan Roach, Jeremy Warner, Jacob Geyer, Robyn Neimann.
The people of Sudan are overcoming two of the greatest challenges facing humanity today: war and genocide. Operation Broken Silence is working to accelerate their ability to generate lasting change through storytelling, education, advocacy, and emergency relief programs. Here's 3 ways you can help:
1. Support The Yida Photography Exhibit. In May of 2016, Operation Broken Silence commissioned talented photographer Katie Barber to document life in Yida Refugee Camp as part of our organization’s efforts to use media for social change in Sudan. Katie captured over 4,000 photos and several hundred of them have been pre-selected for a traveling photography exhibit our organization is raising funds to build. LEARN MORE »
2. Register For Eden's Run 5K. Our annual family friendly 5K is October 22 at Shelby Farms Park. You can register early for free by accepting our $100 fundraising challange or paying an earlybird fee if you don't want to fundraise. REGISTER TODAY »
3. Become A Civilian Protector. You can pitch in a couple of bucks each month by joining Civlian Protector, our monthly giving program that brings suatainability to our programs. We also give you some cool perks for joining. LEARN MORE »