Jane Goodall to Speak at Marymount University Benefit

Marymount University will host Dr. Jane Goodall at DAR Constitution Hall on Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. Dr. Goodall is a famed primatologist, conservationist, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (janegoodall.org) and UN Messenger of Peace. Proceeds from the event will help establish a fund at Marymount that will enhance the work of volunteerism and community engagement through campus grants and capacity building. Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Monday, February 16. 

In her speech, Sowing the Seeds of Hope, Dr. Goodall will bring her audience into the world of the Gombe chimpanzees?from her early observations and experiences to the latest news and stories from the field. Her latest publication, “Seeds of Hope,” dives into the world of plants, exploring interesting anomalies about the natural world and how we can protect the place we call home.

    Dr. Goodall will also share information about the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, which continues her pioneering research at Gombe and is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats, operating in more than 28 countries.

    For more information about the event, contact Meg Dalmut, associate director of community engagement at Marymount University or Vice President for University Advancement Joe Foster.


Photo 1: Michael Neugebauer

Photo 2:  Morten Bjarnhof / GANT