Tonight! – Backlight (Kitty van der Heijden)


Dear Addis Abebians,

Kind reminder; we will organize a Backlight Meet Up again tonight, from 7.30 PM in Wims Holland House; Wims is offering all guests 1 free beer or soft drink and prepares some fries and bitter balls!

This time our guest speaker will be Mrs. Kitty van der Heijden, Director Africa and Europe of the World Resources Institute (WRI), former Director of the Climate & Environment Department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nr. 5 in the Dutch Sustainable 100 List (compiled by the famous Dutch newspaper Trouw). See also her profile on the site of WRI:

We will start the evening with a few Backlight video fragments from The Earths Lawyer, in which the British Polly Higgins makes a case for a legal offense named Ecocide and calls herself a lawyer with just one client, The Earth. After these video fragments, Kitty will take over with her own material and with an interactive presentation and discussion about the basic question: what can you do in your own life to prevent deterioration of the only Earth we have?

For more inspiration, see also this Ted-talk by Kitty in 2012:

We look forward to an informative and entertaining evening and hope to see many of you in Wims Holland House coming Wednesday from 7.30 PM.

Anniek Elemans
Auke Boere

Backlight Addis Ababa


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