Updated: Mar 28
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Women In Training, Inc. (WIT), a nonprofit organization that distributes WITKITS® of menstrual, hygiene and dental products to underserved girls and nonbinary youth, will host its inaugural Mother-Daughter Brunch as a fundraiser to fight period poverty on Saturday, March 12, 2022, in Montgomery.
The event, during Women’s History Month, will be an exciting morning of music, spoken word poetry and tributes to honor those individuals who have been a positive and loving influence in the lives of girls and young women. The brunch will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at the Capital City Club, 201 Monroe St. #2100, in Montgomery, Alabama.
Confirmed speakers include Alabama State Rep. Rolanda Hollis, Montgomery Municipal Court Judge Samarria Dunson and her sister, Circuit Court Judge Lloria James. Ashley Jones, Alabama’s Poet Laureate, will perform spoken word poetry. Students from Booker T. Washington Magnet High School will also perform. Alabama News Network personality Ellis Eskew will serve as the emcee. Joining the event virtually from Geneva, Switzerland, will be Charlotte Le Flufy, global brand director for Always Social Impact, Procter & Gamble.
Proceeds raised from the WIT inaugural Mother-Daughter Brunch will support the WITKITS® Campaign to provide bags of menstrual and hygiene supplies each month to over 600 families in need.
“WIT is honored to host our inaugural Mother-Daughter Brunch to raise money for the fight against period poverty,” said Dr. LaToya Clark, M.D., president of Women In Training. “Mothers, daughters, mother figures, mentors, mentees and, yes, even some men, will come together at this exciting and entertaining event to help us ensure that girls, young women and nonbinary youth have the products they need to live their lives to the fullest.”
During the event, WIT will also highlight the WIT Young Leaders in the first WIT Leadership Development Circle cohort, with a special focus on graduating high school seniors in the program. The goal of the WIT Leadership Development Circle is to develop a cohort of young women with a strong understanding of global issues, career options and a commitment to service.
The event will also serve as the official launch of the book, Only The Strong Survive: A Womanist Journey, written by WIT CEO Adeyela Albury Bennett. The book, published in partnership with WIT and as a fundraiser for the organization, takes readers on an exciting global journey that highlights women leaders and goddesses from each continent, focusing on women who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color.
WIT’s signature program is the WITKITS® Campaign to provide menstrual, hygiene and dental items to young, low-income people who menstruate.