Nile Sisters Development Initiative (NSDI) presents Female Genital Cutting: A Conversation in San Diego, to take place at the University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice on January 25, 2017, from 6:00–8:00pm. The event will feature a short film screening and panel discussion among female genital cutting (FGC) survivors and activists, health care professionals, and other experts on the topic of FGC.
In the United States, the number of women and girls at risk of experiencing FGC has more than doubled since 2000. The state of California is most impacted, with approximately 57,000 women and girls at-risk. This cultural practice is prevalent among refugee and immigrant communities. San Diego is a refugee-impacted county: approximately 150,000 refugees and former refugees reside within county limits. An estimated 30,000 individuals from this high risk population live in the city of San Diego. Elizabeth Lou, NSDI President / CEO, notes, “This is an urgent conversation that the community needs to have, given that FGC is a reality in San Diego.”
|Event||Female Genital Cutting: A Conversation in San Diego|
|Date / Time||W | January 25, 2017 | 6:00–8:00pm|
|Location||University of San Diego | Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice|
|Admission||free of charge|