Mari Copeny “Little Miss Flint” Named To United Nations Commission on The Status of Women
Mari Copeny, aka Little Miss Flint, has been asked to sit on the United Nations Commission on The Status of Women.
Before I get into any of the actual story, can I just gush over Mari Copeny for a second? She has been in the spotlight for a few years now since she started advocating for Flint. Her fame and popularity are only overshadowed by one thing, her determination and work ethic. Imagine being a young girl featured on magazine covers, winning at big award shows, meeting the President of the United States, and more. Most of us would probably let it go to our heads, but Copeny is just as dedicated to her activism now as she was when she was first dubbed Little Miss Flint.
If you're looking for proof of what I am talking about with Mari, just look at her Twitter feed. Hours before she tweeted out the news that she would be joining the United Nations Commission, she was working on her annual Easter Egg hunt for kids in Flint. That's the kind of young woman she is. No matter how many accolades she receives, she is still dedicated to the activism she started.
Copeny is one of 8 non government affiliated advisors that will be working on the virtual sessions. The press release from the UN talks about how important the sessions actually are.
The annual two-week session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women is the most important annual meeting on women’s issues at the United Nations.
The sessions started this week, and will continue through March 26th.
I think I speak for all of us in saying that we are all incredibly proud of Mari Copeny. I think Flint is lucky to have such an outstanding young woman to represent us, and we should all be grateful that we have been a part of her mission.