Last Saturday I attended The International Day of the Girl Tea Party. The event was my first tea party. I was one of a very few men in attendance. The star of the event was a young pre-teenage girl who was being recognized for her community service. She is a go-getter and someone people in the Tampa area will get to know very well over the years if she continues down her current path of making a difference.
In addition to encouraging and inspiring the young ladies in the audience, the event also helped raise funds and awareness for the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking (FCAHT). The coalition was started in 2004 by Anna Rodriguez. My first introduction to the FCAHT was watching Anna receive recognition during a Tampa Bay Lightning’s hockey game, a couple years ago. The coalition is currently directed by Giselle Rodriguez (Anna’s daughter).
The Jo’el Worldwear team looks forward to hosting Giselle and the FCAHT on Oct. 27, in South Tampa, for an ethical fashion show. Our event will also raise funds and awareness for the FCAHT. We look forward to highlighting the coalitions work as well as the work of other activist women around the area. Some of our models will be women who have a powerful story to share.
If you’re in the area that week, please join us. This will be an evening with a purpose. Change clothes, change lives!
About the author: When Walter is not writing for the “Change Clothes. Change Lives Blog,” he can be found studying in pursuit of an MBA, flying around Tampa’s airspace in a small Cessna, or dancing Argentine Tango at a local Milonga.
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