Beloved Primatologist Jane Goodall will deliver the keynote address of the First United Methodist Church’s Peacemaking Workshop XXIV in Nebraska Wesleyan University’s O’Donnell Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on March 19, 2011.
Goodall first set foot on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in what is now Tanzania’s Gombe National Park, in 1960. The chimpanzee behavioral research she conducted there has sparked an empowering global environmental conservation mission.
Her lecture, “Gombe and Beyond: The Next 50 Years,” will reflect on global changes since 1960 and their environmental impact. Goodall will also discuss the role we must play over the next half-century to ensure a better future for coming generations.
In 1977, Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), which continues the Gombe research and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. Today, JGI is widely recognized for establishing innovative, community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa.
Goodall’s scores of honors include the Medal of Tanzania and the Gandhi/King Award for Nonviolence. She is a United Nations Messenger of Peace.
The Jane Goodall lecture is presented by Peacemaking Workshop XXIV, organized by First United Methodist Church and in association with Nebraska Wesleyan University.
The Peacemaking Workshop is an annual ecumenical gathering to share perspectives and foster discussion and action on peacemaking, justice and conflict transformation. Peacemaking and environmentalism are closely linked. Possibly the greatest threat to both the natural and human environment is war; every threat to the environment is a threat to both social and ecological peace.
Thanks to all photographers who entered this year's Environmental Photography Contest! Winners will be selected in the coming weeks and will be announced at Dr. Jane Goodall's lecture on March 19th. All photographs will be displayed at Dr. Goodall's lecture and throughout the month of March at First United Methodist Church.
After April 1st, entrants can pick up their photographs from First United Methodist Church.
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