The countdown continues with only 9 days to the 6th #walk2endfgm. Register at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org, select the pink “Register to Walk” button, and be a part of this memorable event.
Last week we shared F.A. Cole’s statement about the event next week with you. This week, we share what Aisha Kamara had to say about GWPF: “Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. is a Foundation that fights for women’s rights, and is the voice for women who cannot speak for themselves, the young, and the old that have gone through the violence of Female Genital Mutilation. Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation has created an awareness to help fight current cutting, and to put an end to Female Genital Mutilation practice. They specialize in services that help women deal with the reality of what has happened to them as children, and how to cope with daily life as victims of FGM. The Executive Director of Global Woman P. E. A.C. E. Foundation is a phenomenal woman. She always goes above and beyond to take the time, and the patient to help you get through whatever it is that you are going through, including the emotional part of dealing with Female Genital Mutilation, and by helping you gain your confidence back. I am very thankful to work with this amazing organization. Because of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E Foundation, I can now share my story with the world, and help impact other women who are going through the same or similar situation. I feel truly blessed to be a part of an amazing journey in uplifting the inner souls of women, and to make them feel beautiful from within.”
The countdown continues. Would you please join us? Aisha will be there, both Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, and you will have the opportunity to speak with her in person!
When: 2-day event – Friday, October 18th & Saturday, October 19, 2019.
Friday Itinerary: Arrival and Refreshments at 6:00pm; A Panel Discussion with Dr. Morissanda Kouyate, Shelby Quast, Rahmah Abdulaleem, Chisina Kapungu, Michelle Mitchell, and Dr. Karen McDonnell at 6:30pm; Global Woman Awards at 8:00pm; Silent Auction throughout the evening. Our theme is “Why Laws & Policies are Important in Preventing FGM in the U.S.”
Saturday Itinerary: Volunteers arrive at 10:30am for set-up. Participants assemble at 11:00a.m.; pre-walk program at 12:00noon; 5K Walk starts at 12:45p.m.
Friday’s Forecast: High 66 Low 48 degrees, partly sunny.
Saturday’s Forecast: High 69 Low 50 degrees, increasing cloudiness.
Friday Evening Emcee: Tyra (Tyra G) Garlington, International Talk Show Host
Saturday Afternoon Emcee: Amie Jallah & Karen McDonnell
Special Saturday Prizes to: 3 teams that raise the 3 highest amounts
Auction Items Provided By: The Washington Wizards, WNBA, Southwest Airlines, and attractive gift baskets donated by individuals.
Media Coverage: VOA, BBS Radio, & Amina Chaudary
Friday Location: Milken Institute for Public Health at George Washington University, 950 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20052 (2 blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro Station).
Friday Parking: You can reserve parking in advance at this link https://spothero.com/spot-details/1381 with parking garages within about ¼ of a mile of Milken Institute
Saturday Location: National Sylvan Theater, Washington Memorial Drive, SW (Corner of 15th & Jefferson Streets, SW) Washington, D.C. 20024 (2 blocks from Smithsonian Metro Station)
Friday Attire: Evening wear – after 5:00pm
Saturday Attire: Jeans, a warm shirt, and walk t-shirt will go over it – wear comfortable walking shoes
Ways to Participate
- Join a team that is already formed
- You still have time to register as an individual participant
- There is still time to register as a virtual participant and help raise funds (if you are unable to attend)
- It is not too late to sponsor a team or an individual participant or sponsor the event
- You can still be a Partner Organization with Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation in the Walk to End FGM
- You may still register as a volunteer
Don’t Miss Out on the Fun!!!
********We are reminding you to register if you have not done so********
The proceeds raised from the Walk To End FGM are used to support the physical and psychological health of survivors of FGM, and the protection of girls at risk of FGM.
Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. As such, your donations and registration fees are tax deductible to the maximum extent required by law.