The Junior League of Peoria’s Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) is an advocacy campaign that raises community awareness surrounding mental health, poverty and opportunity.
From February 13 – 17, 2023, LBDI Advocates will wear the same black dress for five consecutive days in solidarity with women experiencing mental health, and poverty. The black dress symbolizes poverty’s effects on a woman’s access to resources, confidence, and professional opportunities. In addition to wearing the dresses, The Junior League of Peoria advocates will wear a button that reads “Ask me About my Dress.” This statement invites dialogue among colleagues, friends, and strangers about generational poverty and how we can help families experiencing poverty.
How to Help
- Buy an LBDI button
- Wear your Little Black Dress (or any black outfit) for five consecutive days in solidarity with women experiencing mental health crises and poverty
- Use the social media tags #JLPdoesLBDI #JLPaworldofdifference when posting about LBDI
- Attend Cocktails for a Cause
Cocktails for a Cause
Join us on Thursday, February 16th at 6PM at the Creve Coeur Club inside RiverStation (behind Martini’s). Contact Heather Oyler for more information.