Gombe and Beyond: The Next 50 Years

Jane Goodall, Primatologist
Peacemaking Workshop XXIV


  • Ticket for this event are sold out.
  • Tickets can be picked up on the following days and locations:
    • Saturday, March 12: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 50th Street & St. Paul Ave
    • Monday, March 14 — Friday, March 18: 9 a.m.-5pm at First United Methodist Church, 50th Street & St. Paul Ave
    • Saturday, March 19 (day of the event): noon-7:30pm at McDonald Theatre, Elder Memorial Speech & Theatre Center on the campus of Nebraska Wesleyan University, 51st Street & Huntington Ave

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About the Lecture

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.

A book signing will follow the lecture.


About Jane Goodall

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.


Peacemaking Workshop XXIV

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.



The following sponsors are proud to support this lecture as part of the Peacemaking Workshop XXIV:

  • First United Methodist Church
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Nebraska Sierra Club
  • Nebraska Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • St. Paul United Methodist Church
  • Black Hills Energy
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Jeff & Joni Thompson
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Heritage Presbyterian Church
  • Cotner College Education Ministries
  • Ron Bump
  • Jamie Norwich McLennan
  • Paul Olsen
  • Robert Reeves
  • Coleen Seng
  • Arta Smith
  • Bread for the World
  • First-Plymouth Congregational Church
  • Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church
  • Nebraskans for Peace
  • Bethany Christian Church
  • First Mennonite Church
  • United Nations Association - Nebraska Chapter
  • Joyce Petry
  • William Wehrbein
  • Afghan Renascent Youth Association
  • Havelock Christian Church
  • Lincoln Church Women United
  • Prairie Peace Park
  • A to Z Printing


Photography Contest

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.

Questions? Contact Mitch Paine at JaneInNebraska [at] gmail.com