The Good Project founder, David Good, a biologist and public speaker, and Hortensia Caballero, a Venezuelan anthropologist, will be keynote speakers at The Good Project benefit dinner, Tuesday, November 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the ESU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, in East Stroudsburg, PA.
Guests attending the benefit dinner will journey to the Amazon rainforest, in southern Venezuela, where the Yanomami – a remote indigenous people of hunter-gatherers-gardeners – call their home. Through their captivating stories, David and Hortensia will recount adventures and research initiatives among the Yanomami.
The speakers will highlight 30 years of experience working among the Yanomami and will also feature a monumental slide presentation.
Protecting and empowering the keepers of the Amazon, many Yanomami communities face difficult challenges in maintaining their ancestral way of life, while integrating with the dominant national culture.
Additionally, the tropical rainforest they rely on to survive is under threat from climate change, deforestation, the illegal invasion of gold miners, and the introduction of diseases such as measles and tuberculosis.
The Good Project supports existing intercultural education, healthcare, and cultural preservation programs that promote Yanomami empowerment and self-determination. Protecting the Yanomami people means protecting the Amazon rainforest and its invaluable benefit to humanity worldwide.
All proceeds and contributions will support The Good Project’s next expedition to Yanomami territory. The mission is to complete projects in health and education. To learn more, and to purchase tickets, visit www.jointhegoodproject.org
Tickets are priced $60 per person or $400 for a table of eight.
Cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres (hot and cold)
Complimentary wine and beer.
A featured slideshow presentation followed by Q&A
At the end of the event will be a raffle of authentic Yanomami artifacts.
5:30 pm – Cocktail Reception
6:30 pm – Feature Presentation
7:30 pm – Raffle
Mission Statement; The Good Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to support the education, healthcare, and preservation of the Yanomami through intercultural and participatory perspectives. We share the knowledge and wisdom learned from the Yanomami, as well as other indigenous peoples, to increase cross-cultural awareness, and promote the protection of indigenous rights and their ancestral lands. Direct impact projects and programs require the staff to spend time in Yanomami territory to better understand their ways of living, languages, and the impacts of exposure to other cultures. Keenly aware of the sensitive balance between supporting socio-economic progression and preservation of traditional values and customs, The Good Project engages with indigenous leaders, existing local and national NGOs and support groups with similar missions to create a community of collaboration that sets common goals and shares resources to achieve them.
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