January Newsletter: Ayaan’s first event of the year, CTF fellow uses platform to educate about FGM, Most shared blogs of 2019

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter,
I hope your new year is off to a great start. I kicked off my year by speaking at the University of Colorado Boulder. I am so grateful for everyone who came to hear me speak. At the event titled “The Market for Victimhood” I shared my view on an emerging trend at U.S. universities that focus meticulously on the mistakes of Western civilization while ignoring what makes the Western world special. As a result, the goodness inherent in America is at risk of being lost in extreme relativism and self-criticism.
You can find more of my analysis in the interview I gave to the University of Colorado Boulder. As soon as I receive the event video, I will share it with those of you who could not attend in person. Your support means so much to me.
Through the lens of our most shared blogs, this month we took a look at the stories that engaged you and moved you the most in 2019. See our top five blogs of 2019 here. Please keep sharing our blogs to help raise awareness about child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM), and other dangerous practices in the U.S. We are so thankful for your commitment to make the U.S. a better place for women and girls.
Alana Krafsur is a former Critical Thinking Fellowship (CTF) fellow and current AHA Foundation Marketing Intern who hosted the most successful campus event to date. Read about what she learned as a CTF fellow, and how it impacted her life.
Friend February 6th is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM. I hope you will join us on this day in demanding zero tolerance of this child abuse in the U.S. Be on the lookout for our email about actions you can take. Or follow us on Facebook and Twitter and find the info there. We need every supporter to engage in this fight in 2020. Because even one girl suffering is one too many.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Founder