Free and Open to the Public Angélique Kidjo Lecture
Lecture Title: Give Her Wings – Teach Girls and Empower Women
Growing up in Benin, West Africa, Grammy-award winning singer and human rights activist Angélique Kidjo was lucky to come from a family that believed in educating girls. Kidjo’s parents made certain that all 10 of their children went to school, despite the popular belief that education was “only for boys.”
Kidjo believes that once a woman is educated, she will fight to ensure that both her sons and daughters receive an education, and so begin a tradition that will be passed from family to family, from generation to generation, and will change the future for women. In this talk, Angélique will share stories from her work as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and the Batonga Foundation, an organization she formed in 2006 to empower young girls through education.
Free and open to the public.
This lecture is made possible by:
- This is a FREE non-ticketed event. Seating will be based on first come, first served.
- This event is for Angélique Kidjo’s lecture, NOT performance. For more information on her musical performance, click HERE.
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