MACON – OUTLaw, Mercer Law School’s LGBTQIA student alliance, raised more than $6,000 for Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia during its fourth annual OUTLaw Drag Show.
This year’s event was held at downtown Macon’s Hummingbird Stage and Taproom on Oct. 3.
The Bibb County District Attorney’s Office matched the total of $3,098.55 raised that night bringing the total donation to Crisis Lane and Safe House to $6,197.10.
“This is the fourth year that OUTLaw has raised substantial funds for Crisis Line to help them provide assistance and support for community members in need,” said Teresa Pardiñas, third-year law student and president of Mercer OUTLaw. “This year we raised a record-breaking amount because of the generous Mercer Law community not just at our school, but in the Macon community as well. We look forward to another great event in 2020.”
OUTLaw uses education and outreach efforts to improve inclusion and diversity at Mercer Law School and in the legal field. In addition, members participate in networking events, informational panels, service initiatives and mentoring programs.
The mission of Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia is to provide community crisis intervention as well as safe shelter, comprehensive support, and recovery services for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and to educate the community about the cycle of violence and its prevention.