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Cradle to Career in Kenya
Price: All the events are free to the public, but tickets must be reserved
Cradle to Career in Kenya presents the African Speaker Series. The speakers will include professors from UCLA and University of British Columbia. The purpose of the series is to foster a community of people interested in the arts and culture of Africa.
The first speaker will be Edith Omwami, Ph.D., an associate professor at UCLA who will speak about her personal experience coming of age in Kenya. This presentation "Sponsored Child to Ph.D." is May 9 at a home in Shady Canyon, Irvine, Calif.
Polly Roberts, Ph.D., UCLA Professor and LACMA curator for African Arts, will speak May 16 on "Honoring Women in African Art" at the Argyros Family Lecture Hall, Sage Hill High School in Newport Beach.
Nancy Langton, Ph.D., University of British Columbia associate professor runs a microfinance course each summer in Kibera, a slum in Nairobi, Kenya. "Teaching in Kibera, Africa's Largest Slum" will be held on May 23 at a home in Newport Beach.
"Growing up in Colonial Kenya" will be the topic for Leon Tomasyan as we learn about his journey to Kenya as a two month old after his father traveled to Armenia, Jerusalem and Ethiopia. Leon will speak on May 30 at a home in Irvine Terrace in Corona del Mar.
For more information, call 949.533.9569 or visit their website.