The Men of the Metro Detroit Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women to Host Wine-tasting Gala at Aston Martin of Troy

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The men of the Metro Detroit Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women, are hosting “Wine Women & Song” on November 19th 2014 at the Aston Martin Dealership in Troy between 6-8:00 PM. The event is being held in solidarity of gender equality and to stop violence against women.

Aston Martin Invitation

Gender equality is not only a women’s issue, it is a human rights issue that affects all of us –women and girls, men and boys. We all benefit socially, politically and economically from gender equality .

The “Wine, Women and Song” wine-tasting gala is being held as a fundraiser for the Metro Detroit Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women. The event is being organized by the men of the chapter in alignment with initiatives such as White Ribbon Day and the UN Women’s #He For She campaign which was recently launched by Emma Watson. The aim of the event is to encourage local men to step forward in solidarity for gender equality and to stop violence against women.

Lori Blaker, President of the Metro Detroit Chapter and President/CEO of TTi Global explains, “Gender equality is not only a women’s issue, it is a human rights issue that affects all of us –women and girls, men and boys. We all benefit socially, politically and economically from gender equality in our everyday lives. When women are empowered, the whole of humanity benefits. Gender equality liberates not only women but also men, from prescribed social roles and gender stereotypes.”

The strolling gala will feature as a highlight an assortment of wines provided by Cellar Door of Auburn Hills. Cellar Door wine experts will be on hand to teach local enthusiasts about the vibrant world of wine. In addition Hardy Kefes and Don Reinholm of The Two Talls will be providing live music while the Argentine Tango Studio will perform a series of Tango demonstrations. Kotz, Sangster, Wysocki P.C. is generously sponsoring all food and refreshments. A raffle for a Manno Clothier gift certificate and other door prizes will be held. Aston Martin of Troy is the sponsor of the venue.

Richard Kollins a member and chair of the evening event states, “We are hosting this event to raise awareness for the White Ribbon and #HeForShe campaigns. This is a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all. Now it’s time to unify our efforts. It’s our hope that as a result of this event, other men will commit to take action against all forms of violence and discrimination faced by women and girls.”

Aston Martin of Troy, General Manger Bryan Bucholtz expressed his support for the event. “Aston Martin is delighted to help sponsor this event. The Metro Detroit Chapter is a group of strong individuals engaged in vital advocacy issues such as gender equality. This will be an exciting and elegant affair enjoyed by all.”

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple and can be purchased by calling 248-853-5550. Reservations are required by November 10th. Space is limited. Doors open at 5:30 PM. This event is being sponsored by Cellar Door of Auburn Hills, Kotz Sangster Wysocki P.C., Argentine Tango Studio, The Two Talls and Manno’s Clothier of Dearborn.

About the Metro Detroit Chapter of the US National Committee of UN Women
The Metro Detroit Chapter of the US National Committee of UN Women supports the efforts of The US National Committee by through advocacy, education and fundraising. The US National Committee (USNC) for UN Women is an independent non-profit, 501c3 organization that supports the mission of UN Women and social, political, and economic equality for women and girls around the world.

The group hosts various events throughout the year and advocates for global women’s issues and UN Women in communities around the country. The group also works to support legislation on global women’s issues, especially on leadership, economic participation and ending violence against women.

Members and supporters are men, women, and children in cities around the country who give their time and resources to support a world where women of all ages have access to education and employment opportunities, and sustainable livelihoods that enable them to live free of gender-based violence.

About TTi Global

TTi Global provides staffing, learning, research and consulting solutions to industries across various sectors with automotive as a core focus. TTi Global oversees operations on five continents with offices spanning the globe, which include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Venezuela, UK and most recently Afghanistan.

With a staff of over 2000 employees in international operations, they offer a wide range of services, tailor made to drive business goals, including business consulting, research, staffing, workforce development and learning solutions. TTi Global world headquarters are located in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

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