April 1, 2015
3000 Anteater Instruction & Research Building (AIRB), 3rd floor
(Please park at the Anteater Parking Structure, map here: http://bit.ly/1B7STro, AIRB is located next to the parking structure on the corner of Anteater Dr. and East Peltason Dr.)
Katy Leakey is an artist and designer of The Leakey Collection and has been living and working alongside the Maasai women in the Rift Valley of Kenya for over a decade. Through her work building a sustainable, environmentally-friendly Zulugrass jewelry line, Katy has witnessed the women earn money for the first time, build and refine their skills, and invest deeply into their families and community -- all while preserving the traditional culture of the Maasai. Katy will offer her perspective on the power of promoting women's entrepreneurship to create flourishing communities and wide-ranging stability.
For more information about Katy Leakey, go to: http://www.leakeycollection.com/about-us
The reception is followed by a lecture at 7PM in Engineering Lecture Hall (ELH) 100.