On Friday, October 26th 2018, please join Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation and George Washington University in "Celebrating Our Collective Efforts to Dispel the Myths and Misconceptions of FGM".
It is estimated that over a half million women and girls are at risk for or have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) here in the United States. Many myths and misconceptions abound about FGM/C. Learn more about dispelling these myths and misconceptions from key leaders in religion, legal, advocacy, education, medicine and from women who have experienced FGM/C. We will also be celebrating and honoring individuals who have been working tirelessly on prevention, protection, education, and care.
Guests will arrive at George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health at 6:00pm for registration, light fare, and participation in a silent auction. The event will commence at 6:30pm with a brief presentation on a film by award-winning human rights filmmaker, Giselle Portenier. This will be followed by the keynote address, delivered by Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, Founder of KARAMAH, a human rights lawyer and Professor Emerita at the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. The knowledge and awards ceremony will follow, and the evening will conclude at 8:30pm with closing remarks from our respected event coordinators.
On Saturday, October 27th 2018 the pre-walk program will begin at 12:00 noon, followed by the actual walk at 1:30pm. We will begin the 5K Walk from the National Sylvan Theater located at Washington Memorial Driveway, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024, the corner of 15th and Jefferson Streets, SW.
The National Sylvan Theater is a wooden stage right in front of the Washington Monument. The 5K Walk will continue to Constitution Avenue and on to the Lincoln Memorial, passing the various memorials and back to the National Sylvan Theater. We will end the walk back at the theater.