Yesterday, people all over Metro-Atlanta were able to get a glimpse of the spirit and strength behind Circle of Friends as they tuned in to Atlanta & Co. with Rashan Ali. Our Founder, Lisa WIlliams, spoke about the adolescent girl pictured in the media with shackles and being charged as a prostitute that became the catalyst for her to create our organization. “I had to. You can’t see a picture of a ten year old girl being charged with a crime committed against her, and do nothing,” Lisa shared.
It was very exciting to have the chance to share the impact and growth of our programs: Living Water for Girls, Living Water Learning Resource Center, and Living Water Training Enterprise with the community. The resources and wrap-around services being provided for our beautiful girls are just so awesome and the very personal testimonial of one of our girls that Lisa shares brought both women to tears.
Many of Lisa’s pivotal moments as a community leader were also highlighted including her trips to speak at the United Nations on the elimination of violence against women and girls, the White House to address the eradication of modern day slavery; as well as being honored as a “Who’s Who” in Atlanta amongst other civil rights trailblazers and thought leaders. The interview is brief and you can view the video below.