In celebration of Earth Day, EDTx is hosting the annual Earth Day Texas event April 24-26 at Fair Park. This three-day festival will showcase exhibitors from the corporate, academic and non-profit worlds uniting to show Texans how living the green lifestyle can lower your cost of living, improve your heath, and help the environment as well! Admission is free and open to the public! On Sunday, 4/26, 6:00 PM catch the FREE screening of Racing Extinction. Racing Extinction is a film anchored in "covert operations." Its mission, according to the filmmakers, is to illuminate the way the international wildlife trade is killing off entire species for the sake of profit. Oscar-winning Director Louie Psihoyos, who led this team of "artists and activists," will be at the screening for a Q&A session. Learn more and register here →
Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen
In her book Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen, our May 13 speaker Lisa J. Shannon discusses the awful ways life in the Democratic Republic of Congo is affected by horrific warlord Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army. The man is in the news recently because of an interview on Huffington Post with Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe who works in Uganda to rescue young girls he has kidnapped.
The other story, in Britain's Daily Mail, involves his forces using chainsaws to kill more than 130 elephants in the Congo's Garamba National Park - each tusk, it is said, can be traded for 18,000 bullets.