Events

Live Online Seminar July 15th at 7:30pm MT/ 9:30pm ET

Madagascar + Global Issues: An Armchair Exploration

Register to be part of the Zoom conference at https://brooklineinteractive-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j_9ClkedRXqMk8REX9bniA

or watch the livestream at brooklineinteractive.org/live

Speakers:

Devin Hibbard, CEO of Street Business School
Devin believes we can end extreme poverty in our lifetimes. She is the Founder and CEO of Street Business School—an entrepreneurial training program that helps women living in poverty go from an average of $1.35 to $4.19 per day by starting their own small businesses. She’s seen what can happen when women are empowered as business owners, and she believes unleashing a generation of women entrepreneurs can help us realize a world without poverty.

Fidy Rasambainarivo, Wildlife ecologist from Mahaliana labs
Fidy is a wildlife veterinarian and researcher working mainly on health and diseases at the human and wildlife interface in Madagascar. He obtained a veterinary degree from the University of Antananarivo and a PhD from the University of Missouri Saint Louis. In 2018, upon his return to Madagascar he and his wife started a laboratory and training center called Mahaliana to facilitate scientific research and wildlife conservation in Madagascar.

Jill Kubit, Co-founder and director of Dear Tomorrow
Jill is the co-founder of the award-winning storytelling project DearTomorrow, and co-founder of Our Kids’ Climate, a network of parent-led organizations from 18 countries. Kubit is focused on expanding climate-arts, growing the climate-parent movement, and integrating behavioral science and climate communications into program design. Follow @deartomorrow

Annette Witherspoon, Research Associate with Diversity Turn
Annette works as a Research Associate in the Transdisciplinary Project “Diversity Turn in Land Use Science: the importance of Social Diversity for sustainable land use innovations using the example of vanilla farmers in Madagascar”.

Mialisoa Gabriella Razafintsalama & Miora Rakotonirina
Mialy R. has a degree in Sustainable tourism development and is a passionate photographer.She is the owner of the page M i i on facebook and mialee.r on instagram where she shares about all her travels in Madagascar.
Miora is an attorney based in D.C. and the founder of the online platform Zon’ny ankizy (meaning “Children’s right”). The platform was created to help spread awareness regarding children’s rights, in the Malagasy community. Her team is currently working on ways to help local children and families report all types of children’s rights violations that they experience or witness.