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Colloquium Speaker to Focus on Solutions to Poverty and Deforestation in Central America


September 21, 2006

Sarah Kennedy, outreach director of Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) and coordinator of their Smaller World Program, will focus on “Sustainable Solutions to Poverty and Deforestation in Central America” in her talk at 7:30 p.m. on September 28 in the Phillips Hall Auditorium as part of Ohio Wesleyan’s Sagan National Colloquium lecture series.

Kennedy grew up on a small farm in Maine and has a B.A. in International Affairs and Spanish from the University of Maine and studied at the University of Costa Rica. She has traveled, studied, and worked extensively in Central America with a focus on rural sustainable development and service learning. She travels frequently to work with volunteer groups and the families participating in the SHI program in Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua and Panama. When she is not on the road, she is at her home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The Sagan National Colloquium is in its 21st year at Ohio Wesleyan. The year’s theme is “The Citizen Scientist, How Science Affects Our Daily Lives.” All lectures are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://snc.owu.edu or call 740-368-3995.