In honor (we think) of the 36th anniversary of Tina Turner bolting from an abusive Ike in Dallas, a group of concerned citizens will be re-creating the run in downtown Dallas on Monday night to bring awareness to the potential re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act. The event went live Monday afternoon on Facebook, where organizer Chance Browning (also a Dallas Voice classified sales rep) posted this description:
Though it is super last-minute, this evening we will be marking the 36th Anniversary of the alleged day that Tina left Ike, barreling across I-30, and escaping to the then Plaza Hotel in downtown Dallas. So grab your high heels, fringe, and Tina wigs and come meet us, as we revisit her journey across I-30. Ours will be a much safer jaunt across the overpass. Also, we will be collecting donations for the Genesis Women’s Shelter, so bring any unwanted clothing, kitchenware, or home furnishings. Cash monies, also acceptable. When Tina went public about her years of endured abuse, in her autobiography, I, Tina, and the successful film, Whats Love Got To Do With It, she empowered women across the globe to no longer be silent. Also, with Republicans in Congress recently trying to prevent the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, the time could not be more appropriate to both honor Tina’s strength, raise awareness, and raise funds for a great organization. Meet at Main Street Gardens at 7 p.m. this evening.
If anything, this could be the greatest photo opp of all time. For more info, go here.