The president and founder of Healthy Tomorrow, a local group that supports work in Mali to stop female genital mutilation (FGM.) Healthy Tomorrow's sister group in Mali hosts many public meetings at which they take signatures of people who agree never to have a girl cut. They also use the media, broadcasting songs and music videos featuring big Malian stars singing out against FGM. They are using their 73,000 signatures to convince the legislature to enact a law against FGM in Mali.
Susan has been to Mali 12 times for a total of three and a half years and will speak about her experiences there and the ongoing work in Mali, as well as work with the Massachusetts State House to pass a state law against FGM.