Asbury Park women are thrilled to once again bring the Asbury Park Women’s Convention to the city on March 30, 2019 at The Stone Pony.
ASBURY PARK, New Jersey— After last year’s successful inaugural event — featuring heavy-hitters such as Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, Former Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, Freeholder Ashley Bennett, Comedian Julia Scotti, and more — Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn, Councilwoman Yvonne Clayton, Comedian/Politico Jess Alaimo, and AP Women’s March founder Dani Fiore are keeping the conversation going with the event which again promises to be both both educational and entertaining. The non-partisan event aims to look at issues that affect women across party lines in an engaging and realistic manner. The APWC will not only leave audience members inspired but also with direction on how to actually bring forth change. Last year, with over a thousand women in attendance at the Paramount theatre, the Convention addressed issues such as: Equal Pay, Women’s Healthcare, and Sexual Violence. This year the event will be at the Stone Pony and will tackle the issues of: Cannabis and Wellness, Being A Trans Ally (with Garden State Equality), and Agreeing To Disagree.
“I’m really excited about the venue change to the Stone Pony,” says Asbury Park Women’s Convention co-founder and comedian Jess Alaimo. “The Paramount was amazing, but the Pony will have a totally different vibe and we’re excited to try something new. I’m especially excited for the Cannabis panel.”
APWC co-founder Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn adds, “We are once again thrilled to host an event which brings together women of different ethnicities, political affiliations, and ages to ensure all our voices are being heard on issues that matter to us all. Mark your calendar for a fun, informative event on March 30th.”
Original APWC co-founder and Councilwoman Yvonne Clayton adds, “We are very excited about the opportunity to bring APWC to the Stone Pony this year. The APWC was not just a one-time event. Every year we will be doing something new, different, and exciting. We know that both women and men will come out and support us.”
“Empowering women has been a main goal of mine- especially since the women’s march- and I love what APWC accomplished in bringing women together with their convention last year,” organizer Dani Fiori adds.
The Asbury Park Women’s Convention will take place on March 30th from 10am-3pm. Sponsors include The Stone Pony and The Showroom. The first hour will exclusively be networking. There will be food, vendors from local women-owned businesses, and coffee. Tickets in advance are $10 standing room, $15 general admission seating, and $20 at the door. Tickets are extremely limited and the APWC strongly encourages everyone to buy tickets at the Stone Pony box office to bypass fees. All ticket proceeds go to the Asbury Park Women’s Convention. No one will be turned away at the door for lack of funds. Speakers, musicians, panelists and more surprise celebrity guests will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Tickets can be purchased online at StonePonyOnline.com or Ticketmaster.com. For more information or to donate to the APWC, please visit: www.APWomensConvention.com