An evening with Dr. Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall. Photo by David S. Holloway

Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE. Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace. Photo by David S. Holloway

The Redlands Forum Presents an Evening with Jane Goodall

Monday, February 21, 2011, at 7:30pm
University of Redlands Memorial Chapel

Fifty years ago last July, Dr. Jane Goodall first arrived in what is now Gombe National Park in Tanzania, Africa. the chimpanzee behavioral research she pioneered there has produced a wealth of scientific discovery, and her vision has expanded to a global mission to empower people to make a difference for all living things.

As a 23-year-old in 1960, Jane Goodall traveled from England to Tanzania and bravely entered the little-known world of wild chimpanzees.

She was equipped with nothing more than a notebook and pair of binoculars. But with her rare degree of patience, and fortified by characteristic optimism, she won the trust of these initially shy creatures. She managed to open a window onto their sometimes strange and often familiar-seeming lives. The public was fascinated and remains so to this day.

Today Jane’s work revolves around mobilizing action on behalf of all wildlife species, but particularly chimpanzees, who are endangered.

The Jane Goodall Institute works to protect the famous chimpanzees of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, but recognizes this can’t be accomplished without a holistic approach that addresses the real needs of local people.

The efforts of the Institute include sustainable development programs that engage communities as true partners. These programs began around Gombe but now spread across the continent.

Likewise the Roots & Shoots youth action program started by Jane and a group of Tanzanian students in 1990, now has spread to more than 100 countries.

The Redlands Forum, sponsored by Esri and the University of Redlands Town & Gown, is pleased to offer an exciting evering with Goodall as she presents Gombe and Beyond: The Next 50 Years. Goodall will reflect- both personally and professionally- on the meaning of the past five decades and the role we all must play to ensure a better future for generations to come. 

This event is sold out. 

All proceeds received will go to the Jane Goodall Institute. Tickets purchased online will be available for pick up in the Campus Events office, University of Redlands, located in the Hunsaker Center.

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