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Bon Iver’s 2 A Billion Campaign Partners with Utah Domestic Violence Coalition to Bring Domestic Violence Prevention Center Stage

Salt Lake City, Utah–This September, Bon Iver will share songs from their recent album, i,i, and give voice to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and gender inequality by raising awareness, funding, and providing support. 

 

“One of the biggest problems with domestic abuse is that people don’t talk about it. It’s insidious, stigmatized and hushed,” said Bon Iver Frontman Justin Vernon. “In Utah, one in three women will experience abuse in their lifetime and they are impacted by an unfathomable gender wage gap—almost 70% of what Utah men make. Utah women have a right to safety and gender equity, now.”

 

Established in 2016, Bon Iver’s 2 A Billion campaign partners with local women’s and anti-violence organizations, based in tour cities around the world, and invites the organization to share resources and support at their concert. In addition, they host a pre-concert auction where fans have a chance to win an exclusive fan package that includes tickets and Bon Iver merchandise. Bon Iver is donating 100% of the proceeds from the two Salt Lake City auctions to Utah Domestic Violence Coalition, along with proceeds from merchandise sold at the September 4 concert. 

 

“We are honored to partner on this campaign and we are incredibly grateful for Bon Iver’s commitment to bring attention to intentional acts and decisions that have disproportionately impacted women for decades,” said Jenn Oxborrow, executive director of Utah Domestic Violence Coalition. 


 

WHAT:

Bon Iver Concert and 2 A Billion Campaign/Auction

 

WHEN: 

Auction: Now through Friday, August 30, 2019, Noon

Concert: Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 7:30 pm

 

WHERE:

Auction: 2abillion.org/product/slc1 and 2abillion.org/product/slc2

Concert: Maverik Center, 3200 Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, UT 84119


 

About 2 A Billion: 2 A Billion is a campaign created by Bon Iver to raise support, awareness, and person-to-person connections in an effort to end gender inequality, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. 

 

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Our Impact in 2018

January 1-December 31
  • CAPSA is a non-profit domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape recovery center serving Cache County and the Bear Lake area.

  • YCC Family Crisis Center is a domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center provide services 24/7 to victims and their children.

  • Utah Legal Services (ULS) is a nonprofit law office incorporated in 1976 committed to making equal justice a reality by providing free legal help in non-criminal cases to low-income Utahns.

  • South Valley Services is a domestic violence service provider in West Jordan, Utah. We provide safe shelter and supportive services to women, men and their children who have been impacted by domestic violence.

  • Today, the YWCA is Utah’s most comprehensive provider of family violence services; our programs include walk-in services and a crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, children’s programs, and a vast array of supportive services.

  • Established in 1990, Seekhaven assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault rebuild their lives. Serving Grand County and Southeastern Utah, Seekhaven provides a wide range of essential services including client advocacy, emergency shelter, and transition assistance.

  • Peace House is dedicated to ending family violence and abuse through education, outreach, support services, and safe housing.

  • New Hope Crisis Center has been serving Box Elder County for 30 years. Our mission is to provide all-inclusive, integrated, victim-centered services to stabilize and support individuals, families, and our community.

  • Founded in 1984, The Center for Women and Children in Crisis has been in continuous operation for 33 years. Our mission is to provide a caring, advocating, safe, and educationally based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Our organization advocates for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, and the homeless. Serving people in Sevier, Piute, Millard, Sanpete and Wayne counties of Utah.

  • The DOVE Center is the only area agency providing safe-shelter, crisis intervention, and prevention for clients who have been victimized by violence in their home – whether by a family member or cohabitant – that also serves victims of rape and sexual assault.

  • Founded in 1922, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake is a non-profit organization that promotes safety, stability and self-sufficiency for low income families and individuals, as well as victims of domestic violence, through effective, efficient legal advocacy and assistance.

  • Canyon Creek Services provides free and confidential services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Iron, Beaver and Garfield Counties.

  • Valley Behavioral Health is a nonprofit network of clinics providing treatment for behavioral conditions, addictions, psychiatric conditions, autism and other chronic health conditions. We treat chronic lifelong conditions as well as temporary conditions triggered by traumatic life events. Our programs are tailored to people of all ages and every social, cultural and economic situation.

  • Preserve the heritage. Enhance the wellbeing. Strengthen the future of the People.

  • Our Mission: To help families of homicide victims receive hope, justice, and healing.

  • At Amethyst Center for Healing we are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities recover from trauma and abuse, so that we may all live peaceful, empowered lives.

  • Safe Harbor, a non-profit organization, provides shelter, supportive services and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as education, awareness and resources to our community.

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