Conservation Dinner Series: Liz Cunningham of Women Working for Oceans joins us in the elephant room after dinner to give a talk about protecting our oceans. The conservation dinner series is complimentary to all dinner guests.
Liz Cunningham will share the story of her award-winning book Ocean Country, which is the story of finding true hope amidst dire environmental and humanitarian crises. This intimate account charts her thrilling journey through unexpected encounters with conservationists, fishermen, sea nomads, and scientists, in the Mediterranean, Sulawesi, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Papua, New Guinea. Cunningham will share stories and photographs about the amazing people she met, who showed her what true hope can be.
Bio: Cunningham writes and speaks about ocean conservation and the traits we need to be effective stewards of life on our planet—among others, courage, an engaged, active hope, and the ability to work together to find solutions. She is the author of the award-winning book, Ocean Country: One Woman’s Voyage from Peril to Hope in Her Quest to Save the Seas (North Atlantic Books, 2015), with a foreword by Carl Safina. She is also active in the education field as the cofounder of KurtHahn.org, the Web archive for the founder of Outward Bound. More information about her work is at http://www.lizcunningham.net
About Women Working for Oceans:
From their website: Women Working for Oceans, in partnership with the renowned New England Aquarium, works to inform individuals about the challenges facing our ocean inspiring them to take action to ensure a healthy, sustainable blue planet for tomorrow. W2O creates opportunities for its members to engage in action at all levels; community, state and federal, engaging legislators and advocating for change. Your voice matters. Thank you for your encouragement, spirit and support! We all want to protect what we love. We depend on the ocean for our food, economic security and even the oxygen we breathe. The ocean is the heart of our planet. “Now is the time to act to save our oceans,” says Barbara Burgess in W2O’s OUR STORYvideo. Our journey together is just beginning! Onward!