Save Our Girls: A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Woman
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
As-Salaam Alaikum! (Peace be unto you!)
March 27, 2015
Dear Friends and Supporters of The Nation of Islam,
I pray this letter finds you in the best of health and spirit.
The time has come to address the condition of Black women in our communities. Black women and girls are our nation’s most valuable resource and should be respected and protected. However, instead of flourishing in our communities, many Black women are leading single family households. Black women have the highest rate of HIV among all women and are most at risk to die from breast cancer. We are suffering from violence in the streets, and Black girls are being abused every day. Our girls are six times more likely to be expelled from school; we have one of the fastest growing imprisonment rates in America, and many of us are living below poverty. What has happened to our women and girls? We must take action now to save our girls.
The present condition of the Black community reflects the need for the female to become acquainted with her limitless and immeasurable value so that she can realize her true potential and rise to her proper place as the mother of civilization. It is particularly important that this knowledge is instilled in the minds of Black youth who are the future of our world. What we instill in them today will determine the strength of our community tomorrow. When you teach a woman, you teach a nation. We all must be made to know that Black lives matter.
In an effort to address the issues that are plaguing the Black community, we are very happy to announce that on Saturday, April 18, 2015, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will deliver a very special message to women and girls titled, “Save Our Girls: A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Woman.” This program will also include exciting presentations and beneficial information to improve our condition. On behalf of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the women of the Nation of Islam, we cordially invite women and girls from Black communities across America to be our special guests for this unprecedented and historic event. This promises to be a life-changing experience for all who attend.
The goal of this event is to motivate, inspire, uplift and empower young women and girls in our communities and equip them to face today’s challenges. This will help us to build a better future for ourselves, our families, our communities, and our nation. Once we save our girls, we can save our world.
We invite you to encourage young women and girls to share in this wonderful opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of their self-worth in their journey toward achieving their true potential. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will deliver this message at Mosque Maryam located at 7351 South Stony Island Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. It will also be broadcast nationwide at various locations throughout the country. Please visit your local Muhammad Mosque or Study Group for more information on this event in your area. You may also call us at 773-324-6000.
It is our hope and desire to share this occasion with the women and girls in Black communities across the country. We look forward to seeing you on April 18, 2015.
Your sister and servant,
Sister Sandy Muhammad
Student National M.G.T. and G.C.C. Captain