Ashley to lead EmPOWERment tour

April 25, 2017
Former world champion boxer and motivational speaker Alicia 'Slick' Ashley posing in the ring with her championship belts.

Alicia Ashley, the former World Boxing Council female super bantamweight champion, will start her Wray & Nephew, sponsored EmPOWERment tour today.

This was announced yesterday by Clement Lawrence, chairman of J. Wray & Nephew, at a special media briefing called to launch the tour, introduce Ashley publicly, and give details of what the tour will mean for the beneficiaries.

Lawrence stated that the EmPOWERment tour is a week-long series of activities that "is aimed at offering our young people, particularly those who reside in communities where we operate, opportunities for growth and personal development".

He also stated that "females will receive special focus during the week's activities, as we respond to the recent reports of the increase of violence against women".

The tour will include self-defence workshops with females from the St Andrew South Police Youth Clubs, and motivational talks with the Graduating class of the Roger Clarke High School in St Elizabeth.

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