We are happy to announce that Celeste Mergens, founder and director of Days for Girls International, and diplomat Gregory Johnson will be joining us at this month's sewing session, at First AME Church. It will be a special occasion to hear from two
Mergens founded Days for Girls in 2008, after being exposed to the challenges of feminine hygiene for girls unable to afford menstrual supplies. She was working in an orphanage housing 400 children in Kenya when the question hit her: what are girls in poverty doing when they are on their periods? Now, with over a million kits distributed to women and girls in more than 120 countries, Mergens has "turned periods into pathways." We are proud to be a chapter of Days for Girls, adding thousands of kits to the organization's overall tally. Mergens will tell us about her new goal—to reach five million women and girls by 2024!
We will also hear from FAME congregation member Gregory Johnson, the former ambassador to Swaziland, about his path to diplomacy and global advocacy
. Please invite your friends to join us—this will be a fascinating, energizing presentation!