FGM in the Nation’s Capital (a Science Café)
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Two graduate students from Virginia Tech Science and Technology Studies will host a special unconventional Science Café this Saturday, April 30th.  FGM in the Nation’s Capital is what the Virginia Tech University students, Karyn Richardson and Maria Douglass choose to call their science café.  Karyn and Maria gained an interest in the practice of female genital mutilation during their studies of human rights violation, and decided to bring their interest to the Nation’s Capital to help raise awareness of the practice.

According to Karyn and Maria, they expect the science café to boost awareness, get exposure to new ideas, exchange thoughts with advocates and create learning opportunities of female genital mutilation (FGM).  The champagne breakfast science café will be held at 1940 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 at 10:00am – 12:30pm.

The event is expected to be attended by FGM women advocates, thought leaders and Virginia Tech students.  The express purpose of the science café is to generate the respectful exchange of ideas surrounding FGM, with topics moderated by a facilitator.  Some of the themes will be impacts of FGM, criminalization, health care for those who have undergone FGM, advocacy for those who have undergone FGM, preventative measures, rhetoric surrounding FGM, FGM in the Washington, D.C. area.

Karyn and Maria explained that their goals for this science café are to create a collaborative environment, bringing practitioners and law persons together to exchange like-minded thoughts.  Most importantly, to make science accessible.  If you did not have plans to attend this meaningful event, please reconsider joining Karyn and Maria and other students of Virginia Tech University for a free champagne breakfast and a rewarding discussion. http:fgm.rsvpify.com.

FGM

IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL

WHEN

APRIL 30, 2016

10am –12:30pm

WHERE

1940 Duke Street, Ste200

Alexandria, VA 22314

WHY ATTEND? Boost awareness, get exposure to new ideas, exchange thoughts with advocates & create learning opportunities!

JOIN • Global Woman Peace Foundation leadership, prominent local women’s advocacy thought leaders, and Virginia Tech students at this exciting event!

COST: FREE ($0) *BUT YOU MUST SUBMIT A FIRM RSVP

AN UNCONVENTIONAL SCIENCE CAFÉ…

CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST SERVED

RSVP ONLINE BY APRIL15, 2016

http://fgm.rsvpify.com

HOSTED BY

Virginia Tech Science & Technology Studies (STS) students, Maria Douglass & Karyn Richardson

JOIN US FOR…

Respectful exchange of ideas surrounding themes in female genital mutilation (FGM) moderated by a facilitator.

Detailed agenda to be provided upon online RSVP.

OUR GOAL

Create a collaborative environment, bringing practitioners and laypersons together to exchange thoughts… in short, making science accessible.