Maryum Saifee: Foreign Service Officer, Women's Rights Activist, & FGM Survivor 

Female Genital Mutilation in America: How Storytelling Can Fuel Social Movements

FGM is often framed as a faraway practice happening in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. Frustrated with how FGM is portrayed, Maryum decided to share her story as a survivor to help raise awareness and shift the public narrative. Join us for an informative lecture about FGM in the United States and how American survivors are using storytelling and social media to break the cycle of violence.