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A Night at the Embassy

Thursday, I attended an event at the Kenyan Embassy in Washington, DC. I had a fabulous time!

The sights, the sounds, the beautiful faces … I fell in love with this spectacular slice of Kenya. Here are a couple of photos from the event:

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The event was held in the Professor Wangari Maathai Conference Room. As it turns out, Professor Maathai was the first female PhD recipient in East and Central Africa. She also won a Nobel Peace Prize for her environmentalism (she was the force behind the Green Belt Movement). She was also the first female professor at the University of Nairobi.

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Her amazing accomplishments made me want to learn more about her. I’ve got these books on my Amazon wish list:

I declined to take photos of other participants: I did not obtain their consent and would not want to overstep anyone’s personal boundaries. However, it was a lovely event and I’d definitely participate again.

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