Reclaiming Wastelands: Reframing Agency in the Context of Disease, Poverty and Violence in Kenya and Beyond

Colloquium Series

When: Fri, Apr 29 2016, 15:00pm - 04:30pm

Where: Communication and Journalism Building, Room 258 (Second Floor, west side)

C&J Colloquium Series: Karambu Ringera

Karambu RingeraKarambu Ringera is the Founder of International Peace Initiatives, Kenya. She earned a Ph.D. in Culture and Communication from the University of Denver and was awarded the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni of the Year Award there in 2015. She has also been named Recipient of the McCain Leadership Institute Program for International Grassroots Leaders, 2015-2016. International Peace Initiatives is an international nongovernmental organization based in Kenya with affiliates in the USA and the UK. IPI works to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS, violence and poverty in the lives of women and children. IPI's work engages critical, reflexive, feminist, participatory approaches for empowerment and sustainable transformation to change the lives, contexts and mindsets of people affected by HIV, poverty or violence. Excluded and marginalized in society, these women and children live in a state of helplessness and hopelessness. Using the tenets of RECLAIM, IPI helps them to develop strategies to move from a state of victimhood to agency.

A reception for Dr. Ringera will follow the colloquium, beginning at 4:45 p.m. at the Bandido Hideout on 2128 Central Ave. (Pay as you order.)