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Ex-wife of ‘DC Sniper’ to speak at YWCA Benefit Luncheon

Mildred Muhammad, ex-wife of the so-called “DC Sniper,” will be the keynote speaker for the YWCA of Greater Memphis 14th Annual Benefit Luncheon at Memphis Marriott-East on March 2. Mildred Muhammad, ex-wife of the so-called “DC Sniper,” will be the keynote speaker for the YWCA of Greater Memphis 14th Annual Benefit Luncheon at Memphis Marriott-East on March 2.

The theme of the luncheon, which begins at noon, is “Her Voice Her Vision Her Story.”

Muhammad will share details of her life-altering experiences as a victim of domestic violence, overcoming the devastating events that have changed her life and her stand on the importance of bringing awareness to domestic violence. She is the author of “Scared Silent,” which reveals her emotionally abusive relationship with her ex-husband, the convicted and now executed DC Sniper, John Allen Muhammad. She wrote her story to show how domestic violence devastates families, including the children.

“Having Ms. Muhammad join us at our Annual Luncheon allows us to hear Her Story, through Her Voice, and uplift Her Vision, as we all continue to make a difference for victims of domestic violence,” said Jacquelyn Williams, executive director.

 “This luncheon is full of excitement as we take the time to recognize the abuse survivors and the importance of the work we take pride in doing daily….Each year this luncheon pulls corporate and community leaders together in one unified mission to create opportunities for women through leadership and empowerment.”

During the luncheon, the YWCA of Greater Memphis will also recognize Tina Birchett with the Distinguished Community Leadership Award. Birchett is the owner and publisher of Grace Magazine and The Sisterhood Showcase.     

(For more information visit www.memphisywca.org or call 901-323-2211 ext. 6023. The Crisis hotline for domestic violence victims is 901-725-4277.)

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