Invites you to join us for our
April workshop discussion
Saturday, April 21st at 12:00 noon
3920 Alton Place, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016
Free parking is in the rear of the church (enter through the side street)
Nearest metro is Tenleytown Metro
Topic of the month: A Survivor’s Recount
Facilitated by Advocate & Author, F. A. Cole
Q&A will follow Ms. Cole’s presentation
About the Facilitator
From Freetown, Sierra Leone, F.A. Cole, through unwavering faith has developed an art for empowering the lives of women and children particularly in her home country. From victim to victor – F.A. Cole experienced life’s tragedies at an early age and fought to overcome them (sexually molested at age six; forced to undergo female genital mutilation at age eleven, raped multiple times; and many more.) Her astonishing work, Distant Sunrise – the Strength in her Pain to Forgive, speaks to the pain and suffering of women who have experienced female genital mutilation and survived physically, mentally, and spiritually. Cole traveled to Sierra Leone in May 2017 to host a special workshop for young women and girls, where she distributed sanitary napkins, and other necessities. Cole will be speaking about restorative surgery and her experiences. F.A. Cole has recently been vigilant in working with a State Representative in Maine to get a law against FGM passed.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday the 21st as F.A. Cole shares her knowledge and experiences with us.
Directions: From 495 (Beltway) take River Road/MD-190 (exit 39B). Turn right on Wisconsin Avenue, NW; turn left on Tenley Circle, NW; stay straight on Nebraska Avenue, NW; take first right on Alton Place, NW, then first right in alleyway to park in the back of the church. 3920 Alton Place, NW is Wisconsin Avenue Baptist.