Nelson and Maggie Reiya from Kenya will present a talk about the Nashulai Conservancy, the only community and wildlife conservancy in East Africa that is owned, directed and managed by the Maasai people and elders. The event, to be held at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s National Alumni House, will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23.
Nelson, the founder of the Nashulai Conservancy, will speak about the connection between wildlife, local culture and ecology and how socially responsible tourism empowers the Maasai community.
Maggie leads a project empowering girls through education and confronting problematic cultural practices, including female genital mutilation and early marriage.
The lecture is free and open to the public.