Me Too movement founder among women for WOMI Award

Founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke, speaks at the University of Minnesota at Coffman Memorial Union on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Minneapolis.
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Founder of the Me Too movement, activist Tarana Burke will be among several Guyanese women, who will receive the Women of Mission International (WOMI) Award for meritorious contributions they have made through their professional duties and service to their community.

WOMI — a Brooklyn-based non-profit that empowers women and girls through education, counseling, support services, scholarships and mentoring, will honor the women of distinction at its Know Your Purpose – Celebrating Phenomenal Women – Annual Honors Gala on Friday, May 18 at the Crystal Manor, 1460 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, at 8 pm.

Guyanese-American, Linda Felix-Johnson, president of WOMI, will present awards to Joy Hamer-Agness, Dr. Sonia Noel, Dianne Dixon. Prof. Verene Shephard, Stacy Mollison, Donette Adams, Sharon Lee-Fraser, Cloyette Harris-Stoute, Feigel Niles, Maura Dougan-Phillip, Bibi Alli and Catherine Sealys during an evening of elegance.

Johnson said Women Of Mission International, Inc. “advocates and support social, economic and educational development programs for women of all ages, both local and international, adding, women are provided with tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, which will strengthen their communities and their lives one woman, one girl at a time.”

The eight-year-old organization has in the past honored First Lady of Guyana, Mrs. Sandra Granger, Mrs. Sita Naganootoo, wife of Vice President Moses Nagamootoo, and Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes for her humanitarian service. It is dedicated to making a difference in the community through scholarships, empowerment seminars, and outreach programs.

For more information, visit: Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/womi-annual-honors-gala-tickets-45170370795, or RSVP by calling WOMI 347-362-1362; 347-866-8303; Caribbean Power Jam Radio 347-425-8227.

Facebook/womenofmission, www.womenofmission.com.

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