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Women as Climate Justice Champions: International Women's Day 2020

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Join Dining for Women, UNICEF USA, Women of Peace Corps Legacy, Peace is Loud, and Dr. Tererai Trent on International Women's Day.

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Women and girls are the most adversely affected by climate change, yet they are also well-suited to find solutions to prevent further degradation and adapt to the changing environment. Distinguished speakers will discuss how women all over the world are fighting for environmental justice in their own countries and communities.

This "Women as Climate Justice Champions" will headline Dr. Tererai Trent, one of today’s most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment. Distinguished as Oprah Winfrey’s “All-Time Favorite Guest,” Dr. Trent is a scholar, humanitarian, motivational speaker, educator, author, and the founder of Tererai Trent International, which aims to provide quality education in rural Africa. Her new book, The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting Our Sacred Dreams, has a foreword by Oprah Winfrey and was the Winner of a 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.

Speakers also include Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld, Co-Founder and CEO of African People & Wildlife, a nonprofit that helps rural communities in Tanzania conserve and benefit from their wildlife and natural resources. Dr. Lichtenfeld believes in finding the balance for communities and nature. In 2019, she was honored to be named a “Woman of Impact” by the National Geographic Society and was featured among the world’s leading female visionaries.

The event will be moderated by Helene Cooper, Pulitzer Prize-winning Pentagon correspondent with The New York Times, having previously served as White House Correspondent, diplomatic correspondent, and the assistant editorial page editor. She is the author of the bestselling memoir, The House at Sugar Beach, and Madame President, a biography of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Following the presentations, Dr. Trent's book will be available for purchase, and she will also be signing copies of her book.

*Limited seating is available for this inspiring event.

Schedule of Events:

4:00 pm – Welcome and introductory remarks

4:30 pm -- Presentations

6:00 to 7:00 pm – Book signing & networking

Event Partners:

Dining for Women

Women of Peace Corps Legacy

UNICEF USA

Peace is Loud

Dr. Tererai Trent

Parking: Please park in the open lot next to Constitution Hall. There is no charge for parking on weekends.

AU is located less than a mile from the Tenleytown/American University Metro Station and shuttle service is provided daily to the Metro. Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes from 7:00 am until 12:30 am and hours are extended on the weekends. Please visit this link to get more information on the shuttle.

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