Busboys and Poets Wellness Revolution is held this Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM as Sister Jenna of the Meditation Museum discusses the launch of “Meditate the Vote”. It is a grassroots movement conceived by the American Meditating Radio Show and an alliance of friends from around the country, wishing to contribute a greater awareness. The month of May has been declared National Meditation Month and “Meditate the Vote” will be launched on May 1st. To RSVP for this free event, visit www.meditationmuseum.org/meditation-events.
Shannon Whren Enterprises presents a stage play, Bound & Gagged – Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 3:00pm & 8:00pm at 14107 Gibbons Church Road in Brandywine, Maryland 20613. This phenomenal stage play spotlights the horrible phases of domestic violence in our families and communities. Bound & Gagged is a story that unfolds the life of a prestigious family well loved and respected in the community and church. Bound & Gagged reveals how children that are not validated or told who they are in the home by their parents fall prey to some form of abuse. Raising children in an abusive environment causes them to repeat or allow the same violent behavior throughout their life. Bound and Gagged has taken an up close and personal endeavor to bring information, knowledge, awareness, support, self-worth and most of all freedom. For tickets visit http://www.shannonwhren.com/events.html
Volunteers Needed: Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is in search of volunteers for their 3rd annual Walk to End FGM in the nation’s capital on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Volunteers’ responsibilities are: Arrive early, set-up, on-site registration, T-shirt and bag distribution, oversee donations, supervision of the tents, coordinate pre-walk ceremony, seat speakers and guests, coordinate photo-ops and pre-walk interviews. All volunteers will have free registration for the walk. A special registration code will be provided once you have been approved as a volunteer. If you are interested in being a volunteer for the Walk to End FGM send an email to email@example.com and put in the subject line, “Volunteer”.
Female Mutilation authored by Hilary Burrage is scheduled to formally be released in both the USA and Canada on May 2, 2016. The book will be on sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. This book is highly recommended for high school students and anyone who wants to learn more about the practice of FGM/C. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/female-mutilation-hilary-burrage/1123329211?ean=9781742576077
Save the Date: 1st Annual LifeAfter FGM’s Sister Talk Conference – Take Back the Power. Saturday May 21st, 2016. 1:30 – 4:00 PM at the Nyumburu Cultural Center, 4018 Campus Drive, College Park, Maryland. This event is organized for survivors of FGM and other forms of sexual violence. Attendees will receive tools which will help them take back the power their abusers have over them and live a life of total freedom. Open to all, so come and meet other survivors in your community and form a coalition to fight against #FGM.
Save the Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016. Plan to join us for the Walk to End FGM 2016. Call 703.818.3787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. Follow us on Twitter @1Globalwoman and “like” us on FaceBook www.facebook.com/globalwomanpeacefoundation.
Attention: The U.S. government opposes FGM/C, no matter the type, degree, or severity, and no matter what the motivation for performing it. The U.S. government considers FGM/C to be a serious human rights abuse, gender-based violence, and, when done to children, a form of child abuse. It is against the law to perform FGM/C in the United States on a girl under the age of 18 or to send or attempt to send her outside the United States so FGM/C can be performed. People who violate this law can face prison time and significant immigration consequences. Additionally, anyone who performs FGM/C on a woman 18 years old or older without her consent may be charged with a crime under other laws. If someone performed FGM/C on you, you have not violated any U.S. laws and are not at fault, call 1-800-994-9662.
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