CHILDREN – OUR TREASURE, OUR FUTURE @ KML

Press Release 2/8/19

(Kent, Connecticut) – UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfill their potential. UNICEF advocates for every child to have a fair chance in life. Nevertheless, around the world, millions of children are trapped in an intergenerational cycle of disadvantage endings their future – and the future of their societies. The Kent Memorial Library is proud to present a lecture on Children – Our Treasure, Our Future on Saturday, March 2 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. The lecture will be presented by Attorney Terri Brennan and followed by a reception.

Attorney Terri Brennan addresses this effort from her extended experience in Africa, her work with the Yale Law Clinic, Cardoza Law Clinic and the Immigration Rights Alliance. As a graduate of the University of Washington with a BA in Anthropology Terri first traveled to Africa for a term and fell in love with the continent.  Moving to the east coast she began her career in marketing and advertising in New York City  and then returned to school to study law, graduating from the Cardozo School of Law. After practicing in-house at BMG Entertainment Terri was asked to join a partnership involved in business development in Africa thus bringing together her background in anthropology, marketing and legal. It was through an introduction to a polo club, Fifth Chukker, in Nigeria that Terri became involved in working with UNICEF on the ground there. For seven years she brought a team from the Philadelphia Work to Ride program to play in a major international polo tournament which benefits UNICEF projects in northern Nigeria. The young people from WTR toured the project sites and as honorary UNICEF Ambassadors were able to pay forward, a life changing experience for them. Terri continued to work with UNICEF when she returned to Nigeria to work with the polo club, bringing it from a friends and family club to a destination resort as UNICEF has continued to be a major beneficiary of the club’s CSR program.

This event is free and open to the public. To register or for more information call the Library, 860-927-3761; email kmlinfo@biblio.org; stop by the Library; or visit the Library’s online calendar at kentmemoriallibrary.org.