Guest Talk: Coffee Hour with Deogratias "Deo" Niyizonkiza
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 04/01/2016
Uploaded: 04/15/2016
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, Guest Speakers
Tags: African Education, Burundi, Deo, medicine and education, non profit, outreach, Village Health Works

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Description/Abstract: Guest Talk: Coffee Hour with Deogratias "Deo" Niyizonkiza, rescheduled for Wednesday, 4/13, 11:30am-12:30pmDeogratias "Deo" Niyizonkiza, visionary Founder and CEO of Village Health Works, will speak about Village Health Works and its education program in Burundi, describe opportunities for students to get involved in the future, and gather contact information from interested students. Deogratias "Deo" Niyizonkiza is a leading advocate for the most impoverished people in the world. His compassion, expertise, and life experience have made him a key voice in global health and international development. An American citizen, Deo was born in rural Burundi, where he attended grade school and part of medical school. He left the country during the catastrophic war that lasted more than a decade and took the lives of hundreds of thousands people. Deo survived not only this man-made tragedy and poverty, but also homelessness in New York City.Deo's life journey is told in Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Kidder's most recent work, Strength in What Remains, a New York Times best seller named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune.More on Deo's bio can be found here.This event is co-sponsored by the George Clement Bond Center for African Education and Gottesman Libraries.Please rsvp by Tuesday, April 12th with your details.Where: 305 Russell