Monday, April 5

Majka Burhardt presents Waypoint Namibia TONIGHT 7pm Axinn 229

Come One, Come All!

PRESENTATION TONIGHT, Monday, April 5

7:00 pm in Axinn 229

Climber/writer Majka Burhardt presents Waypoint Namibia
Co-sponsored by the MMC and the Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest - Free admission

This promises to be a phenomenal show: In May, 2009, Majka Burhardt led a small team of explorers into a landscape of translucent scorpions, laser sharp granite cracks, 1.7 meter-long cobra tracks, and the Himba people--one of the last great Southern African pastoral tribes, all in the name of first ascents and cultural connection. 
For more about Majka, check out her on her website! http://www.majkaburhardt.com/

Namibia is Africa's newest independent country and was the first country in the world to mandate conservation in its constitution. As one of the least populated countries in the world, and one of the most progressive in Africa, Namibia combines peace, stability, and accessibility with rugged wildness and remoteness. In the past decade, Namibia has also developed a globally renowned system for resource management that pairs the conservation of natural lands with the economic stability of rural communities. How does adventure complement, and conflict with, environmental understanding? Majka Burhardt shares her story of connection with a country in Africa that impacts policy and economics from Mongolia to the United States. 

Hope to see you there!

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